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Republic of the Philippines Department of Science and Technology PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CAMPUS Agham Road,

Diliman, Quezon City

STUDENTS HANDBOOK

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PSHS CAMPUSES
Main Campus ( 1964 ) Philippine Science High School Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City [ ( 02 ) 929 1606 / ( 02 ) 924 0614] Philippine Science High School Brgy. Sto. Nio, Tugbok District, Davao City [ ( 082 ) 293 0002 / ( 082) 2 93 0004] Philippine Science High School Lawaan H. Lopez Campus Brgy. Bitoon, Jaro District, Iloilo City [ ( 033 ) 329 5644] Philippine Science High School Pawing, Palo, Leyte [ ( 053 ) 323 6008] Philippine Science High School Nueva Vizcaya Science Institute of Technology Compound, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya [ ( 078 ) 321 4112] Philipine Science High School Goa, Camarines Sur [ ( 054 ) 453 1538 Mindanao Civic Center Tubod, Lanao del Norte [ ( 063 ) 341 5297] Philippine Science High School San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur Philippine Science High School Argao, Cebu Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City Pampanga c/o ( 02 ) 926-5701 Baguio City c/o ( 02 ) 926-5701

Southern Mindanao Campus ( 1988 )

Western Visayas Campus ( 1993 )

FOREWORD

Eastern Visayas Campus ( 1994 ) CagayanValley Campus ( 1998 )

This Handbook is prepared to provide scholars with basic information about the Philippine Science High School Main Campus physical features, policies, guidelines, offices, services, programs, the PSHS Code of Conduct and other rules and regulations. It aims to equip students with basic know-how in facing the challenges of being PSHS scholars.

Bicol Campus ( 1998 )

Central Mindanao Campus ( 1998 ) Ilocos Region Campus ( 2003 ) Central Visayas Campus ( 2006 ) Central Luzon Campus ( 2 009 ) Cordillera Administrative Region Campus ( 2009 )

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Computer Science and Technology Preparation Unit Mr. Jonathan Anthony G. Javier Unit Head Mr. Gerson Marwin M. Abesamis Ms. Aline Teresa L. Mendoza Mr. Jason C. Alcarez Ms. Teresita S. Paccarangan Ms. Virginia P. Andres Ms. Annelle G. Sabanal Mr. Jason P. Bingcang Mr. Paolo Niccolo G. Santos Engr. Amalia Elena E. Buenafe Ms. Monica D. Xavier *Ms. Aimee Theresa S. Avancea *Ms. Maria Luisa G. Capundag Mathematics Unit Mr. Jose Manresa Enrico D. Espaol IV Unit Head Mr. Sherwin T. Caguindagan Mr. Mario Danilo R. Llanura Mr. Leo Andrei A. Crisologo Ms. Mary Gay Antonette G. Magpantay Mrs. Eden C. De Joya Ms. Herminigilda C. Salac Ms. Dinah Lissa M. Gutierrez Mr. Darell Omar D. Sicam *Ms. Joyce Marianne B. Simpas Mr. Fortunato A. Tacuboy III Filipino Unit Ms. Flordeliza N. FerminUnit Head Ms. Ma. Celeste R. Aguila Ms. Ligaya B. Cion Mr. Jose P. Gonzales English Unit Ms. Evelyn C. Mijares Unit Head Mr. Jose Eugenio M. Arguelles Ms. Elizabeth B. Bernal Social Science Unit Mr. Vladimir S. Lopez Unit Head Ms. Ivy S. Abella Dr. Cristina B. Cristobal Mr. Jorge M. Job

Mrs. Aida M. Guimarie Ms. Mercedita F. Sanchez *Ms. Rachelle Joy M. Rodriguez
Mr. Jose Raphael Antonio R. Flores

Ms. Josefina B. Osit Ms. Elizabeth D. Sagucio Ms. Sheila C. Paz Mr. Martin Benedict S. Perez Ms. Ma. Lianne V. Ynigo *Ms. Ma. Cristina P. Bawagan Atty. Aurora L.T.Perez

Revised March, 2009 SY 2009-2010

Physical Education, Health and Music Unit Ms. Jennifer Joy P. Balangue Unit Head Mr. Joselito N. Englatera Mr. Bertrand Joseph A. Barcelo Mr. Bernard T. Rojas Mr. Peter Fermin Dajime Mr. Filcon Carlos P. Teodoro Mr. Robert DG. Duliesco Mrs. Frances S. Tiburcio *On Leave

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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONS SERVICES DIVISION Ms. Virginia P. Andres Division Chief Ms. Rosalie M. Mingoa Secretary Mr. Armando M. Turla Learning Center Science Research Assistants Mr. Reynaldo D. Gonzales Mr. Esteban U. Gabriel Ms. Aileen C. Dela Cruz Mr. Ermie S. Roque Physics Computer Science and Tech. Research Biology Chemistry FACULTY Physics Unit Ms. Caridad G. Gicaraya - Unit Head Mr. Adrian George T. Lim Mr. Delfin C. Angeles Ms. Ayn Hazel G. Manuel Ms. Anna Carmela B. Bonifacio Ms. Salina B. Toledo Ms. Lieza M. Crisostomo Ms. Maria Veronica S. Torralba Mr. Bernard C. Llaguno *Ms. Hershey P. Regaya Dr. Helen E. Caintic Chemistry Unit Mr. Edwin Antonino J. De Ocampo Unit Head Ms. Cynthia V. Andaya Mr. Signor Rinno D. Montales Dr. Jose M. Andaya Mr. Efren P. Paz Ms. Rose Mary B. Butaran Ms. Ariane B. Rosos Mr. Christopher S. Tan Biology Unit Dr. Melanie Anne B. Cheng Unit Head Ms. Jericca C. Alzate Ms. Sofia M. Docto Mr. Chukie Fer A. Calsado Mr. Nio A. Espinas Ms. Dawn T. Crisologo Mr. Justin Ray M. Guce Ms. Maria Elena K. Dacanay *Mr. Frederick T. Talaue Research Unit Dr. Jessamyn Marie O. Yazon Unit Head Mr. Gladys Barrer Mr. Kent D. Kawashima Ms. Ana Maria A. Chupungco Values Education/Art Unit Mrs. Eileen Joy D. Sarmago Unit Head Mr. Rolando L. Reyes Ms. Floriedes A. Anda Mr. Renan U. Ortiz Mr. Eduardo V. Cipriano Ms. Mary Jane L. Turingan

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PSHS SYSTEM CAMPUSES Foreword Table of Contents. I. INTRODUCTION History. Philosophy and Goals of PSHS Education. Mission. Vision The Official Logo. The Philippine Science High School Hymn... Scholars Pledge. Panatang Makabayan Panunumpa ng Lingkod Bayan... Governance... Organizational Chart of the Philippine Science High School Main Campus.. II. SCHOLARSHIP POLICY.. A. Scholarship Categories. B. The Science-Based and Technology-Enriched Curriculum.. C. Grading System. D. The Scholarship Committee... E. Promotion, Probation and Dismissal.. F. Graduation.. G. Academic and Special Awards for Graduating Students. H. The Directors List.. I. The Recognition Day. iii 1 1 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 8 10 11 11 11 14 15 16 18 19 20 20

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Maintenance Mr. Gerardo F. Bueno Mr. Mercurio T. Caballero Mr. Maximino R. Castro Mr. Crisologo P. Erejer

Mr. Arnel A. Ramirez Mr. Encarnado P. Santiago, Jr. Mr. Victor C. Umpacan Mr. Fernando P. Villa

III. STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND CODE OF DISCIPLINE A. Expected Student Behavior B. Attendance and Absences.. C. Identification Cards (School ID). D. Grooming and the School Uniform E. Guidelines on Dresses and Clothes During PSHS Parties and Activities. F. Guidelines During Flag Ceremony... G. Securing a Gate Pass. H. Guidelines on Lost and Found Items/ Upkeep of Things. IV. PSHS CODE OF CONDUCT ... Violations of the Code of Conduct. Disciplinary Actions. V.ICT NETWORK USAGE AND SECURITY POLICY . VI. STUDENT SERVICES A. Registrars Office. B. Guidance Center. C. Library... D. Medical and Dental Clinic.. E. Residence Hall. VII. CO-CURRICULAR AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.. A. Co-curricular Activities... B. Extra-curricular Activities... C. Student Organizations... D. Guidelines in The Conduct of Co-Curricular and Extra- Curricular Activities.. E. Guidelines in The Conduct of Religious Oriented Activities. F. Support Organizations

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STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Atty. Aurora L.T. Perez Division Chief Ms. Marufie June V. Limpin Secretary Registrars Office Ms. Theresa Anne Ongchangco-Diaz - Registrar Mr. Wilfredo A. Alanes Ms. Ma. Teresa A. Medina Ms. Ma. Dulce G. Marquez Ms. Arlene G. Yumol Mr. Francisco M. Reyes Library Ms. Pauline M. Regidor Chief Librarian Ms. Anita R. Adarlo Ms. Clarita F. Enriquez Ms. Melende A. Cruz Ms. Marcosa H. Gomez Medical/Dental Unit Dr. Corazon B. Batoon Dr. Consolacion I. Reyes Ms. Melindre P. Gascon Guidance Center Ms. Mary Jane L. Turingan Mr. Ed Herpert D. Briones Ms. Jennifer A. Rombo Ms. Marietta I. Igon-Igon Residence Halls Mr. Jesus Noel P. Norada Mr. Tomas G. Aguas Mr. Millardo G. Calivara, Jr. Mr. Armando E. Corre Ms. Zenaida B. Beltran Ms. Anita Agnes G. Bacolor Ms. Marilou M. Domingo School Physician School Dentist Nurse OIC, Guidance Center Guidance Counselor Guidance Counselor Secretary Dormitory Coordinator/ Dormitory Manager, BRH Annex Staff, BRH Annex Dormitory Manager, BRH Main Staff, BRH Main Dormitory Manager, GRH Main Dormitory Manager, GRH Annex Staff, GRH Annex

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XII. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF School Year 20092010 OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dr. Filma G. Brawner Executive Director Ms. Corazon Monica B. Sabio Deputy Director Dr. Romeo B. Miniano Chief, Finance & Administrative Division Ms. Brenda L. Pineda Mr. Jaime M. Mangahas Ms. Melody M. Bejosano Mr. Antero O. Valderez Ms. Jenny J. Go Ms. Josie A. Viaa Ms. Lorna C. Marquez Ms. Josephine R. Principe Admissions Office Ms. Ruth B. Nimo Ms. Ma. Luz S. Ignacio OFFICE OF THE CAMPUS DIRECTOR Dr. Helen E. Caintic Campus Director Ms. Florencia L. Aran Executive Secretary Mr. Salde B. Balderama Mr. Amelito U. Gaddi FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Ms. Elizabeth J. Alamer Finance & Administrative Division ( FAD ) Ms. Josefina P. Mangahas Secretary Human Resource and Management Office Ms. Lani P. Ulep HRM Officer Mr. Alejandro DS. Salonga, Jr. Mr. Michael M. Mempin Property and Supply Unit Ms. Emerita A. Collado Chief, PSU Ms. Emmeline V. De Vera Mr. Reynaldo B. Bartolome Mr. Raul P. Tabliago Budget and Cash Unit Ms. Lucila L. Abina Chief, Budget Officer Ms. Remedios C. Cordovez Mr. Rodel A. ZarateCashier II Ms. Marilou T. MorataCashier I Accounting Unit Mr. Bernard M. Camaya Chief, Accountant Mr. Phillips Creig S. Dipaling Ms. Ruchel A. Herrera Ms. Melanie Jacqueline M. Regalado

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VIII. PROCEDURES DURING EMERGENCIES A. In Case of Fire..... B. In Case of an Earthquake... C. The School Emergency Response Team. D. Detailed Instructions During the Evacuation Drills. E. One Point Lesson (OPL). F. The Earthquake Survival Kit and First Aid Kit.. G. Strategic Places for Exit. H. The PSHS Main Campus Earthquake Evacuation Plan IX. THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA.. A. Membership in the Cooperative. B. Application for Membership C. Benefits.. D. Facilities. F. Food Service. X. ECONOMY AND SECURITY MEASURES.. A. Economy Measures B. Security Measures. XI. HEALTH ADVISORY.. A. Against A(H1N1)... B. Against Dengue Fever/ Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever..

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I. INTRODUCTION
HISTORY
The Philippine Science High School was established by R.A. No. 3661 which was signed into law on June 22, 1963. The school formally opened on September 5, 1964. The charter mandates the PSHS to offer on a free scholarship basis, a secondary course with emphasis on subjects pertaining to the sciences with the end in view of preparing its students for a science career. From the first campus in Diliman, Quezon City, it has expanded into a nationwide system of schools. The PSHS started out in a rented building owned by the Philippine Government Employees Association ( P GEA ) on a onehectare site along the Elliptical Road, Quezon City. On August 1, 1970, the school moved to its present campus housed in prefabricated buildings on a 7.5 hectare site along Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City. On July 1, 1972, the school occupied its permanent buildings. The PSHS started with a 5-year curriculum. This was reduced to four years in school year 1970-1971. Over the years, the curriculum has undergone changes designed to upgrade the quality of education at PSHS. To expand the opportunities for students who are talented in science, mathematics and technology, two regional campuses were established. The PSHSMindanao Campus started its operations in July 1988. It is located at Sto. Nio, Tugbok District, Davao City. The PSHSWestern Visayas Campus formally opened on July 1, 1993. It is located at Barangay Bitoon, District of Jaro, Iloilo City. The school further expanded through Republic Act no. 7373, which created the PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus at Tacloban City. It started operations on July 4, 1994. Each regional campus annually admits 90 scholars.

C. Petition on Policies and Issues of School-Wide Significance Petitions related to school policies or issues of school-wide significance should be written formally addressed to the Director, and signed by a majority of the student population (50% + 1) to merit the Directors serious consideration and formal response. The Directors response to student petitions will depend on the nature of the policies and issues involved. If within a period of fifteen (15) days, there is no response, the scholars may raise their petition to the Board of Trustees for final decision.

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XII. THE RIGHT TO DIALOGUE


A. Complaints Against Teachers/School Personnel The student is encouraged to approach his teachers or homeroom adviser to discuss problems that he may have. Differences and conflicts should be settled privately and informally among the concerned parties without the intervention of higher authorities. However, if such a procedure does not yield satisfactory results, the scholar may seek redress through the following processes: 1. The Scholar may address a formal written complaint against the teacher/school personnel to the immediate supervisor. 2. The immediate supervisor notifies the teacher/ school personnel that a formal complaint has been filed against him and allows the latter to make a formal written reply within five (5)days from receipt of the complaint. 3. Upon receipt of the reply of the teacher/ school personnel concerned, the immediate supervisor arranges for a meeting with the scholar and the teacher/ school personnel. After having heard both parties, the immediate supervisor will resolve the case. 4. If the teacher/school personnel does not reply, the immediate supervisor shall nonetheless render a decision. 5. Appeals may be elevated to the Director and finally to the Board of Trustees B. Request for Dialogue with Teacher/ School Personnel
On February 12, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos approved R.A. No. 8496 or the Philippine Science High School System Act of 1997. The law took effect on March 6, 1998. The primary objective of this Act is to integrate the existing PSHS at Diliman, Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas, Mindanao and future campuses into one system of governance and management. This will ensure uniformity in quality standards to maintain its leadership in secondary level science and technology education. Three new campuses were added to the PSHS System in 1998 which started operations in school year 1998-1999. These are: the PSHS Lanao del Norte Campus, created by R.A. No. 8496; the Cagayan Valley Campus which started out as the Nueva Vizcaya Science High School in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, created by R.A. No. 7622, as amended by R.A. No. 8364 and later integrated into the PSHS System under R.A. No. 8496; and, the Bicol Region Campus in Goa, Camarines Sur which was created by R.A. No. 8304, as amended by R.A. No. 8619 and also integrated into the system under R.A. No. 8496. In 2001, the PSHS System law was further amended by R.A. No. 9036 consolidating the power and authority over all PSHS System campuses into a single Board of Trustees to ensure uniform policy coordination, standards and management. The Ilocos Region Campus was also created under R.A. No. 9036, It opened on July 14, 2003. The System continues to grow, PSHSCebu, located in Argao, Cebu opened in July of school year 2006-2007. For school year 20092010, two new campuses will open, namely, PSHSRegion III in Clark, Pampanga and PSHSCAR in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Classes/ Student groups wishing to dialogue with a particular teacher/ school personnel should address a formal written request signed by the majority of the class or group (50% + 1) to the immediate supervisor. He may arrange for a dialogue if he decides that is necessary. If a dialogue cannot be arranged, the scholars may submit a formal written complaint (with the same number of signatories) against the teacher/ school personnel. The procedure described in Section A is then allowed.

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PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS OF PSHS EDUCATION


The main purpose of PSHS education is the holistic development of its scholars. Each PSHS scholar has unique giftedness and potentials which should be recognized and nurtured so that each one develops into the fullest extent possible. The PSHS special science curriculum engenders in the scholars a passion for learning and inspires them to choose careers in science and technology and, hence, contribute to national development. The PSHS is most effective in an environment characterized by all-around performanceexcellence, dynamic and collaborative leadership, outstanding facilities, resources and support alliances, and an unswerving commitment for service to the nation and to one another.

Dengue is an acute viral illness that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, Aedes Aegypti, and occurs in two forms: dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. The first form is more common in older children and adults; symptoms include abrupt onset of high fever with headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle/joint pains and rash. There could also be abdominal pain, vomiting, nose and gum bleeding. The second form is a potentially deadly complication and is more common in children less than 15 years of age. Symptoms are similar to the first form along with circulatory failure and shock.
The transmitters of the disease are day biting mosquitoes that usually thrive in and around the household; they lay eggs in clear water containers, water puddles, drainage, etc. Thus, anybody, whether in slum areas or in exclusive subdivisions can be afflicted. There is no specific treatment for this disease. PREVENTION is still the best intervention. The following preventive measures are highly advised: 1. Elimination of mosquito breeding places a. cover all water containers like jars or pails b. dispose of garbage properly especially those that collect rain water like tin cans, empty bottles, old tires, etc. c. change water containers for plant vases etc., at least every other day d. check clogged roof gutters, this could hold water and serve as a mosquito breeding place 2. Prevention of mosquito bites a. use of screen on windows and doorways b. use of mosquito nets, electric mosquito repellers, lotion repellants and water based insect sprays c. use of long sleeve shirts and long pants as needed 3. Early consultation in case of a suspicion of Dengue Fever infection

MISSION
The Philippine Science High School, operating under one system of governance and management, provides scholarships to students with high aptitude in science, technology and mathematics. The PSHS offers an education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective and patriotic in orientation. It is based on a curriculum that emphasizes science, technology and mathematics and the development of well-rounded individuals. The PSHS prepares its students for careers in Science and Technology ( S & T ) and contributes to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in S & T.

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XI. HEALTH ADVISORY Precautionary Measures


A. Against Influenza A ( H1N1 )
In view of the continuing occurrence of Influenza A ( H1N1 ) in our country and its possible spread in the school community, everyone is enjoined to practice the following precautionary measures: 1. Perform regular hand hygiene: wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol based hand sanitizers. 2. Observe cough etiquette: cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. 3. Avoid close contact with sick people. 4. Promote physical distance ( at least 1 meter ) from any person with influenza-like symptoms. 5. Have a clean environment. Dispose of your trash properly especially those with respiratory secretions. 6. Avoid crowds, especially enclosed venues. 7. Wear face masks and other personal protective equipment when necessary. 8. Increase body resistance by: a. Having at least 8 hours of sleep b. Being physically active c. Drinking plenty of fluids d. Eating nutritious food 9. In case of flu-like symptoms e.g. fever, headache, fatigue, muscle/joint pains, lack of appetite, colds, sore throat and cough, seek early medical consultation. 10. When sick, stay at home until fully recovered. Follow medical advice and Department of Health recommendations.

VISION
The Philippine Science High School Scholar, nurtured by a competent faculty and staff, has a scientific mind and a passion for excellence, is dedicated to the service of the country, and committed to the pursuit of truth.

THE OFFICIAL LOGO


The flame, which is the substance of the PSHS logo, symbolizes enthusiasm, ardor, light and warmth. The flame is seen in the center of the four circles ( p aired together ) , the common symbol of the DOST and its agencies, one of which is the Philippine Science High School. The circles symbolize unit particles, the building blocks of nature, which are the subject and substance of science and technology. The circle design gives an illusion of movement signifying progress through Science and Technology.

B. Against Dengue Fever/ Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever


With the onset of the rainy season, viral infections and mosquito borne illnesses are becoming common. One of the latter is Dengue Fever. To date, many areas in Metro Manila have already been affected. As part of disease prevention this information is hereby disseminated.

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Employees/ Students

THE PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL HYMN


English Version
Philippine Science High Thou stands above with thy thoughts that lift And fit all thy sons with wings To lend us flight in the sowing of our gifts Oh, Philippine Science High, Thy wisdom arms our youth As we reach for our dreams As we strive for our goals As we search for the untarnished truth. Philippine Science High, The PSHS in us will grow And go as we wander o e r the crests and troughs of the sea of life that flows Oh, Philippine Science High Thy light our beacon be In our path through the world In our fight for the right In pursuit of a glorious thee
Lyrics: Mario Taguiwalo ( P SHS 69 ) Music: Rey Paguio

Tagalog Version
Philippine Science High Patuloy mong itinataas Kaming yong mga anak Sa paglinang ng aming kakayahan. O, Philippine Science High Dunong mo y patnubay Sa mga pangarap Sa aming hinahangad Na katotohanang lantay. Philippine Science High Sa aming puso y lumalago At sa n man magtungo Magpapatuloy sa dagat ng buhay O, Philippine Science High Liwanag mo y tanglaw Sa amin ay gabay Sa landas ng buhay Sa dakilang minimithi
Lyrics: Tanglaw Roman ( PSHS 99 )

1. All equipment/ materials to be brought into the campus shall be registered upon entry with the guard on duty which shall serve as basis for the guards when it will be brought out of the premises. If the equipment/materials will be left in the campus for more than one day, it shall be registered at the Property Office and an authority to bring out the equipment shall be secured when it will be brought out of the premises. 3. Bags/ Baggage and vehicles of the employees and students shall be subject for inspection by the guard on duty upon leaving the campus.

Rule IV. Buildings


1. For security reasons, the SHB and ASTB ( buildings ) will be closed at 6:00 P.M. everyday. No activities will be authorized for PSHS staff, faculty, students after 6:00 P.M. unless with approval from the proper authorities. 2. Entering the school buildings during weekends are strictly prohibited without authority. 3. Use of school facilities by outsiders in April and May require approval by the Director. Approved request shall be guided by the existing guidelines on the use of PSHS facilities.

Rule V. Implementation by PSHS Security Force


1. The campus security force is authorized to implement the guidelines to ensure the safety of our entire community. 2. If you have comments, questions, complaints or suggestions, please address them in writing to the Office of the Campus Director, PSHS Main Campus, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City or you may drop your comments at the suggestion box located at the Information Counter at the Front Lobby.
NOTE: BRINGING OF FIREARMS, DANGEROUS DRUGS, AND CHEMICALS IN THE SCHOOL PREMISES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. THE PSHS CAMPUS IS A NON-SMOKING, NON-DRINKING (LIQUOR), AND NON-GAMBLING AREA. CAMPUS SPEED LIMIT IS 15 KPH. SCHOOL FACILITIES ARE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE SCHOOL FRM JUNE-MARCH.

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Rule II. Leaving the School Premises


Employees 1. Employees leaving the school premises within their official time shall fill-up a locator slip in two copies duly signed by his/her Unit Head/Division Chief and must surrender one copy to the guard on duty. In the absence of a locator slip, employees leaving the school premises for fifteen minutes or less shall login and log-out at the guard s logbook for monitoring purposes. 2. Employees vehicles shall be subject to inspection before leaving the school premises. Students 1. Interns leaving the school must surrender their approved gate pass and present their IDs to the guard on duty. The drivers of vehicles with the interns as passengers must stop and surrender to the guard on duty the gate passes of their students. 2. Externs riding the shuttle bus must show his/her ID upon boarding the bus and log-in at the driver s logbook. 3. Students vehicles shall be subject to inspection before leaving the school premises. Visitors/Parents 1. Visitors shall log-out at the visitor s logbook and return the visitor s ID and form to the guard on duty before leaving the school premises. 2. All vehicles shall be subject to inspection before leaving the school premises.

THE SCHOLAR S PLEDGE


I Am A Philippine Science High School Scholar Committed to the pursuit of excellence, Foremost in my academic life and later, in my service to the Filipino people to whom I owe the gift of my education and to whose upliftment I must dedicate my God-given talents and acquired expertise in science and technology. I envision myself as creative, inventive, and innovative, taking the lead in initiating positive changes that will enrich my school, my community, and Philippine society. As a scholar, I embody the scientific spirit inquisitive, logical, analytical and critical but also equally imbued with the humanist values of justice and compassion, prudence, integrity, and humility. I am committed to the perpetuation of the human race and the preservation of the universe that is its home; I finally envision myself as actively professing and operationalizing love of God, country, others, and self in all my goals, activities and achievements.

Rule III. Inspection of Vehicles/Bags/Baggage


Visitors/Parents 1. All bags/ baggage and incoming vehicles shall be subject for inspection by the guard on duty. 2. All equipment/materials to be brought in to the campus shall be registered upon entry as basis for the security guards when it will be brought out of the premises.

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PANATANG MAKABAYAN
Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas, ito ang aking lupang sinilangan. Ito ang tahanan ng aking lahi. Ako y kanyang kinukupkop at tinutulungan, upang maging malakas, maligaya at kapakipakinanabang. Bilang ganti ay diringgin ko ang payo ng aking mga magulang. Susundin ko ang mga tuntunin ng aking paaralan. Tutuparin ko ang mga tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan at masunurin sa batas. Paglilingkuran ko ang aking bayan ng walang pag-iimbot at nang buong katapatan. Sisikapin kong maging isang tunay na Pilipino sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.

5. All incoming vehicles shall be subject to inspection by the Security Personnel. 6. Visitors vehicles shall park on the road going to the MultiPurpose Gymnasium and the parking area fronting the gymnasium only. 7. Employees must inform the guard on duty of their expected visitors. 8. Visitors of dormitory residents during regular school days are only allowed after class hours ( 5:00 P.M.7:00 P.M., 3:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. on Fridays ) . They are required to register at the guard on duty at the entrance gate. 9. Vehicles dropping off and picking up students shall observe the following schedule: Drop Off Externs Schedule MondayFriday 6:007:00 A.M. Saturdaydepending on the time of the approved activity Sunday 1:008:00 P.M. Monday 5:306:30 P.M. ( A ll cars should be out of the dorm area before 7 A.M. ) Area Front Lobby

GOVERNANCE
The PSHS Main Campus is one of the campuses of the PSHS System which is under the administrative supervision of the Department of Science and Technology ( DOST ) . The PSHS System Board of Trustees ( BOT ) is the Governing Board of all campuses under the PSHS System. The Board of Trustees is chaired by the DOST Secretary, with the Secretary of the Department of Education as vice-chair. The members are: the UP President, the PSHS System Executive Director, the Director of the Science Education Institute ( SEI ) , the President of the PSHS National Alumni Association, the chairpersons of the congressional committees in science and technology of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and one representative each from higher education, education of the gifted, industry, agriculture, and new and emerging technologies.
Dormers

Residence Halls

Pick Up Externs Dormers MondayFriday Friday Saturday 3:307:00 P.M. 3:306:30 P.M. 3:307:00 P.M. 6:0010:00 A.M. Front Lobby Back Lobby Residence Halls/Front Lobby

10. Parking of vehicles with stickers shall start at 3:30 P.M. at the designated parking area. No vehicles shall be allowed to park inside the campus before 3:30 P.M. 11. Walk-in vendors shall not be allowed to enter the Campus without the proper approval by the Management. Promotional materials, product endorsements and samples shall be scrutinized properly by the school authorities.

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2. Always pick up paper clip on the floor. 3. Both sides of adding machine tapes should be used. 4. Request supplies that are needed, do not stock in your respective offices.

The Board shall exercise the following powers: a. Formulate policies and guidelines for the administration and operation of the PSHS System; b. Establish a PSHS campus in each of the administrative regions; c. Approve appointments, promotion, retention, renewal, rewards and incentives for faculty and staff, fix their compensation and other conditions of employment, and remove them for cause after proper investigation and hearing; d. Approve the curricula submitted by the Executive Director; e. Approve the criteria for the selection and admission of students; f. Approve the grant of scholarship, stipend and such allowances for students; g. Approve the graduation of successful candidates from the various PSHS campuses; h. Formulate policies and rules of discipline for students, faculty and staff; i. Approve the PSHS System budget, receive and appropriate to the ends specified by law such sums as may be provided by law for the support of the system; j. Receive grants whether cash, land, buildings and improvements thereof; donations, contributions, bequests, gifts, and to formulate policies for the administration thereof; k. Approve the use of all income and savings generated by the school in the pursuit of its functions and donations received in trust by individual campuses, according to the purpose of the donor and intention of the donation. In cases where income/donation received is not intended for a particular campus, the Board shall likewise appropriate the same for the benefit of the system or any part thereof;

B. Security Measures

Rule I. Entry to the School Premises


Employees/Students 1. 2. 3. No ID, No Entry Employees/Students should always wear their IDs while within the school premises. Employees/Students with vehicles shall secure car stickers for easy identification of vehicles entering the school premises. NO CAR STICKER, NO ENTRY policy shall be implemented. Students driving their own vehicles shall register with the Student Services Division and secure car stickers from the Directors Office. Employees with vehicles shall park at the front parking area and at the back of the ASTB (fronting the GRH) only. Employees/service providers with motorcycles and/or bicycles shall park at the designated parking area located beside the area provided for the official/school vehicles. Students with vehicles shall park on the road going to the MultiPurpose Gymnasium and the parking area fronting the gymnasium only. Employees reporting on weekends or holidays shall secure permit to enter from his/her immediate superior. Students reporting to school on weekends should secure permit to enter the campus from the Student Services Division and with consent from their parents. Park at your own Risk policy shall be adopted and implemented. All personal and valuable belongings should be secured by the concerned employee and or student.

4. 5.

6.

7. 8.

9.

Visitors/Parents 1. 2. 3. 4. Entry of parents/visitors are strictly for official business only. Support Organizations conducting activities/meetings on weekends should secure an activity permit duly approved by school officials. Visitors shall be required to deposit identification cards with the guard on duty who shall issue the corresponding Visitors ID, which must be worn visibly while inside the campus. Visitors shall be required to log-in at the visitors logbook and secure a visitors entry permit before they are allowed to enter the school premises.

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l. Develop policies for the expansion of enrollment in the campuses under the PSHS System; m. Establish policies and formulate guidelines/ criteria, requirements necessary to rationalize the establishment and operation of science high schools under the system in order to maintain the quality and uniform standard 1inherent of a bonafide PSHS; and n. Prepare strategic plans to enhance the capability of the System in developing human resources with focus on youth with special talents in science and mathematics.

Computers
1. If you spend large amount of time at your computer, consider reducing the light level. This may improve your monitor s visibility. 2. Instead of using screen savers, program the controlling software to render computers inactive when not in use. Screen still use energy and some screen savers are now complex that they actually consume excessive energy. Software can now also turn off monitor or set the screen saver to black. 3. If your computer is going to be inactive for more than 16 minutes, turn it off. 4. Turn off monitors when computers are not in use as monitors consume approximately 40% of the energy used by a computer system. 5. Playing computer games is strictly prohibited.

Waters
1. Close faucets when not in use. 2. Check/report leaking pipes, water tanks, faucets and other water outlets. Schedule of closing and opening of gate valves are as follows;
Dormitories SHB Administration Canteen Closing 9:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Opening 5:00 A.M. 6:00 A.M. 6:00 A.M. 5:00 A.M.

3. Check/ report private persons using faucets in washing cars/ vehicles. 4. Check/report all illegal connections.

Supplies and Materials


1. Recycle papers. Use spoiled bond papers for drafting reports.

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X. ECONOMY AND SECURITY MEASURES


ACCOUNT ING PEHM & CAT MATH SOCIAL SCIENCE FILIPINO ENGLISH VALUES ED. & ART

A. Economy Measures
1. Turn off all unnecessary lights. 2. Office lights should be put off during noon breaks and after office hours. 3. Clean lamps or bulbs regularly to get more light. 4. Repair all defective installation. 5. Shut off all lights on non-working days. 6. Check/report all illegal connections. 7. Street lights should be from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 8. Busted and flickering fluorescent lamps should be removed as these also consume electricity. Replace 40 watts fluorescent lamps with 36 watts and incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps ( re-lamping ) . 9. Empty ballasts should be removed.
FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

Lights
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CAMPUS

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OFFICE OF THE CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Air Conditioners
1. Turn on air conditioning units at 9:00 a.m. and shut off at exactly 4:00 p.m. 2. Set air-con thermostats properly to regulate room temperature. 3. Check doors and windows of air-con rooms for leaks. Use blinds or shades to keep warm and direct sunlight out of the room. 4. Keep doors closed at all times. 5. Turn off all air conditioners immediately after use. Unauthorized use of air conditioners when working overtime is not allowed. 6. Clean the filters of evaporators and radiating fans of evaporator and condenser regularly. 7. Replace air conditioners with today s more efficient models using 30% - 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as the old models.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION SERVICES DIVISION

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RESIDENCE HALL

MAINTENANCE

BUDGET & CASH

PROPERTY & SUPPLY

HRM OFFICE

MEDICAL/ DENTAL

STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION

GUIDANCE

LIBRARY

REGISTRAR

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PHYSICS

CHEMISTRY

BIOLOGY

RESEARCH

TECHNOLOGY

COMP UTER

SCIENCE &

II. SCHOLARSHIP POLICY


A. Scholarship Categories
The Philippine Science High School offers free tuition, monthly stipend and loan of available textbooks to scholar awardees. In addition, a monthly living allowance determined by the Board of Trustees shall be given to those financially deserving. There are four scholarship categories to which the present scholar may belong: Full, Partial 1, Partial 2, and Special. Classification of a student into any of the scholarship categories is dependent upon his socio-economic bracket as determined by the Scholarship Categorization Committee based on economic indicators.

c. Practice honesty at all times. d. Observe etiquette in eating. e. Observe proper waste disposal and segregation. f. Return used food trays, glasses and utensils to their proper location. While at the Dorm Line, the student is expected to: a. Fall in line and wait for his/her turn to be served. b. Present school ID, sign in the logbook and receive his meal. 4. At the Ala Carte Food Service, the student is expected to: a. Fall in line and wait for his/her turn to be served. b. Place order. c. Pay the bill and receive his meal. 5. Students Working Area A part of the cafeteria is allotted as a working area for the students because the cafeteria management had perceived the need to provide students with space where they can comfortably do projects and requirements. However, students are advised to keep the place clean and orderly at all times. Students should see to it that canteen paraphernalia are not destroyed/ vandalized. Those who misbehave in the cafeteria shall be meted appropriate sanctions.

B. The Science-Based and Technology-Enriched Curriculum


COURSE DESCRIPTION UNITS

FIRST YEAR
CORE IS Math 1 CS 1 English 1 Filipino 1 SS 1 PEHM 1 Values Ed. 1 Art 1/Drafting 1 Electives Earth Science Tech. Prep. Total No. of Units Integrated Science Elementary Algebra
Introduction to Information Technology

Communication Arts 1 Sining ng Komunikasyon Philippine History and Government


Physical Fitness, Personal Health, Phil. Music

Foundation of Values Education Art Production/ Drafting and Graphics

2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

Introduction to Earth Science 1 Introduction to Technology Processes 0.5 13.5


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Photocopying
Photocopying service is available at reasonable costs.

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

UNITS

SECOND YEAR
CORE Biology 1 Chemistry 1 Physics 1 Mathematics 2 Mathematics 3 CS 2 English 2 Filipino 2 Soc. Sci. 2 PEHM 2 Values Ed. 2 Art 2/Drafting 2 Electives Env. Science/ Tech. Skills Total no. of Units Introduction to Biology 2 Inorganic Chemistry ( Part 1 ) 1 General Physics 1 Plane Geometry 1 Advanced Algebra 1 1 Fundamentals of Computer Systems 1 Communication Arts 2 1 Pagsusuri at Pagpapahalagang Pampanitikan 1 Asian Studies 1 Sports, First Aid and Western Music 1 Perspectives in Values Education 1 Art Appreciation/ CA Drafting and Design 1 Introduction to Environmental Science/ Introduction to Woodwork, Metalwork and the Design Process

E. Food Services
The cafeteria offers two ( 2 ) types of food service; dorm line and ala carte ( t uro-turo ) . 1. The Dorm Line The Dorm Line usually serves the interns/dormers. The dorm line has a pre-arranged menu for the day and the dormers, upon verification of their identity, can eat their meals even without cash on hand. The bill is deducted from their monthly stipends. In case the bill exceeds the stipends, the balance may be paid in cash directly to the cashier of the cafeteria. To avail of the dorm line food service, a Contract of Food Service may be entered into by the student and parents with the PSHS Consumers Cooperative. Forms are available at the cafeteria. 2. The Ala Carte Service The Ala Carte caters to the general public which includes the externs, faculty and staff, parents and visitors. The customer can select from among the displayed menu and may place his/her order at the counter. The bill is paid at the cashier at the end of the counter. Dormers may opt for the ala carte service and pay as they order. 3. General Expected Behavior in the Cafeteria The PSHS scholar is expected to: a. Maintain cleanliness and orderliness inside and outside the cafeteria. b. Be courteous and polite to the cafeteria personnel, faculty, staff, visitors and other students.

1 14.0

THIRD YEAR
CORE Biology 2 Chemistry 2 Advanced Biology ( Part 1 ) Inorganic Chemistry ( Part 2 ) and Introduction to Organic Chemistry Physics 2 Advanced Topics in Physics ( Part 1 ) Sci./Tech Res.1 Principles of Research Mathematics 4 Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry CS 3 Special Topics in Computer Science 1 English 3 Asian Literature Filipino 3 Malikhaing Pagsulat Soc Sci 3 Kasaysayang Pandaigdig PEH 3 Sports, Mental and Emotional Health Science/Technology/Humanities Elective Total No. of Units
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COURSE
Electives

DESCRIPTION

UNITS
Basic Electronics Problem Based Physics Creative Writing Basic Robotics Food Science

Math Training Program 1 Lab Techniques in Biology Selected Topics in Number Theory Journalism 1 ( Filipino/English ) Popularizing the Law ( POPLAW ) FOURTH YEAR CORE Biology 3 Chemistry 3 Physics 3 Sci./Tech Res.2 Mathematics 5 CS 4 English 4 Filipino 4 Soc Sci 4 PEH 4/ CAT 1

2. An applicant shall subscribe to a minimum of ten ( 10 ) shares with a total value of P200.00 payable upon submission of the application for membership. 3. However, no member shall own or hold more than 20% of the capital stock of the cooperative.

C. Benefits
The cooperative provides: 1. Group insurance to all its members. 2. Interest on share capital and patronage refund based on one s purchases.

Advanced Biology ( Part 2) Advanced Topics in Chemistry Advanced Topics in Physics ( Part 2 ) Experimental Research Elementary Analysis Special Topics in Computer Science II World Literature Panitikang Pilipino Economics Recreational Activities, Social Orientation & CAT Science/Technology/Humanities Elective Total No. of Units Electives Industrial Chemistry Advanced Electronics Advanced Robotics Visual Communications Life Sciences

1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.0

D. Facilities
The cafeteria operates from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. However, during the summer, it is only open during weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Main Dining Area


The cafeteria has a spacious area where adequate tables and chairs are arranged to provide convenience and satisfaction to students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors who wish to eat breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper at the canteen.

Journalism 2 ( Filipino/English ) Math Training Program 2 Chemistry Training Program Creative Writing

Faculty Lounge
The faculty lounge is an area where faculty and staff eat their lunch during peak hours. The space can also be utilized by the faculty and students for small conferences, fora and parties.

Summer Electives Science Summer Internship Program Field Biology * Additional one period per week for Homeroom period for all students in all year levels.

Mini-grocery
The mini grocery caters to the school as well as to the house hold needs of both the dormers and the externs. School supplies, toiletries and additional food items are found in the mini-grocery and are sold at reasonable prices.

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IX. THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA The PSHS Consumer s Cooperative, Inc. operates the Cafeteria. Scholars and school personnel may apply for voluntary membership to the PSHS Consumers Cooperative. All interns, however, are required to be members of the cooperative, a prerequisite to dormitory accommodations. The Cafeteria is a self -service facility that includes a mini-grocery section. The cafeteria offers reasonable prices that are comparatively low and regularly caters to school activities, faculty and administrative needs and other activities that require catering services. The cooperative has a policy that encourages the cooperative members to patronize the school cafeteria. It provides rebates and dividend earnings every end of the year.

C. Grading System
The academic year is divided into four ( 4 ) quarters or two ( 2 ) semesters. Grades are released at the end of each quarter. The school follows the cumulative system of grading. This means that, except for the first quarter grades, quarterly grades are computed according to the following formula: Grade for [ ( Tentative Grade ) x 2] + [Previous Grade] = Present Quarter 3

Academic Grades

Academic performance is evaluated using this scale:


Rating Scores Grade Equivalent Description

A. Membership in the Cooperative


Membership in the cooperative shall be open to all and membership shall fall under the following categories:

96100 9095 84-89 7883 7277 6671 6065 5559 5054 4049 Below 40

1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 4.00 5.00

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD

Regular Members
1. Employees, faculty and staff of the PSHS who reside or work within the cooperative s area of operation. 2. Students of the PSHS who are 15 years of age and above. 3. Employees of the PSHS Consumers Cooperative and are working in the area of operation. 4. PSHS alumni and employees of the PSHS Foundation, Inc., who still do business within the PSHS.

SATISFACTORY UNSATISFACTORY CONDITIONAL FAILURE FAILED

Character Rating
Individual scholars are rated on the following qualities: Integrity Industry and Resourcefulness Observance of School Rules and Regulations Cooperation Responsibility Respect for Others and Property g. Physical Well-Being ( Health consciousness and grooming ) a. b. c. d. e. f.

Associate Members
1. Students of the PSHS below 15 years of age.

B. Application for Membership


1. An applicant fills out an application form and pays the required membership fee of P20.00.

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Rating Scale for Character Profile 1 Excellent 2 Good 3 Fair 4 Needs Improvement The quarterly character rating is determined by getting the mode of the character rating given by all subject teachers for every character quality ( trait ) .

D. The Scholarship Committee


The Scholarship Committee implements scholarship policies, rules and regulations, pertaining to promotion, probation and dismissal of students. Its findings are recommendatory and subject to review by the Management Committee ( MANCOM ) and approval by the PSHS System Executive Committee ( E XECOM ) . The committee is composed of the Chief of Curriculum and Instruction Services Division as chairman and the SSD Chief, unit heads, homeroom advisers, subject teachers and the Registrar as members. There is a scholarship committee for each year level. The Office of the Registrar shall act as Secretariat for the Committee. The Discipline Officer, Guidance Counselors and Dormitory Managers are resource persons at the meetings. The committee meets every quarter to assess the performance of the scholars, discuss factors which may have contributed to substandard performance, and to deliberate and make recommendations for academic honors for all year levels.

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E. Promotion, Probation and Dismissal

Rationale
The set of guidelines on promotion, probation and dismissal of students was conceived to ensure quality standards in evaluating and assessing the students performance. With these simple but stringent guidelines, students are expected to strive hard and aim for excellence.

Criteria: Grades / Behavior / Attendance


1. Good Standing A scholar is in good standing if he meets the scholarship policy requirement of obtaining a grade of 2.50 or better in all subjects per quarter; 2. Warning Status A scholar is placed on a warning status for the incoming school year if he: gets a final grade of 2.75 or 3.00 in any one subject incurs 4-7 days of unexcused absences * A scholar on warning status is not allowed to become an officer in any school organization. 3. Probationary Status A scholar is placed on a probationary status for the incoming school year if: he receives final grades of 2.75 or 3.00 in two or more subjects but not to exceed 1/3 of the total units enrolled in the current year if he is put on probation for disciplinary reasons he incurs 8 12 days of unexcused absences ( c utting class and tardiness are not converted to unexcused absences ) * A scholar on probationary status is promoted to the next year level if he meets the condition for good standing in the final quarter.

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4. Dismissal A scholar may be recommended for dismissal if: he receives a grade of 5.00 in any subject or he receives grades lower than 2.50 in more than 1/3 of the total units enrolled in the current year or he incurs two successive probationary status or he is dropped for disciplinary reasons or he incurs thirteen ( 13 ) or more unexcused absences. The 1/3 Rule The 1/3 rule refers to section III.3.1 of the Revised Guidelines on Promotion and Dismissal of PSHS Students, which reads A scholar may be recommended for probationary status in the incoming year if he receives final grades of 2.75 or 3.00 in 2 or more subjects but not to exceed 1/3 of the total units enrolled in the current year . Section 4.a which reads A scholar may be recommended for dismissal if he receives grades lower than 2.5 in more than 1/3 of total units enrolled in the current year refers to the same rule. Since the number of units always comes in increments of 0.5, the computation of the 1/3 of the total units should also end up in increments of 0.5. The general mathematical rounding off principle, however, is not applied. Rather, the rounding off should always be in favor of the child. The 1/3 of the total number of units enrolled in shall be rounded up to the nearest number 0.5. The rounded up equivalents are shown below:
1/3 of 10 units 1/3 of 10.5 units 1/3 of 11 units 1/3 of 11.5 units 1/3 of 12 units 1/3 of 12.5 units 1/3 of 13 units 1/3 of 13.5 units 1/3 of 14 units 1/3 of 14.5 units 1/3 of 15 units = = = = = = = = = = = 3.333 3.5 units 3.5 units 3.666 4 units 3.833 4 units 4 units ( fourth year ) 4.166 4.5 units ( third year ) 4.333 4.5 units 4.5 units ( first year ) 4.666 5 units ( second year ) 4.833 5 units 5 units Philippine Science High SchoolMain Campus

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For example:

H. The PSHS Main Campus Earthquake Evacuation Plan

Student A: 2.75 in 2 subjects or 4 units: if total units is 12, student is on probationary status. Student B: 2.75 in 3 subjects or 5 units; if total units is 12.5, student is recommended for dismissal. Student C: 2.75 in 3 subjects or 5 units; if total units is 14, student is on probationary status. Student D: 2.75 in 4 subjects or 5 units; if total units is 13.5, student is recommended for dismissal.

F. Graduation
Upon completion of the fourth year, a student recommended for graduation as a PSHS scholar unless: is

1. he/she incurs a grade of 5.00 2. he is dropped for disciplinary reasons 3. he is dropped for incurring 13 or more unexcused absences 4. He receives grades lower than 2.5 in more than 1/3 of the total number of units for the fourth year level.

G. Academic and Special Awards For Graduating Students

Rationale
The scheme for selecting honors and awards for graduating students acknowledges the efforts of students in coping with the very challenging PSHS curriculum. Their successful completion of the four year curriculum speaks not only of their innate intellectual capability but also of the high standards they have set for themselves. It is only fitting that all students who exerted effort to be better than the rest be recognized.

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Classification and Guidelines in the Selection of Awardees


Academic Awards
Academic awards will be given to all graduating students with a general weighted average ( GWA ) of 1.50 or better: GWA of 1.50 to 1.21 With High Honors GWA of 1.20 to 1.00 With Highest Honors The guidelines in determining the academic awardees are as follows: 1. Compute the final rating of all graduating students from first year to fourth year and multiply each GWA with the following factors: 1st Year GWA x 1 2nd Year GWA x 1 3rd Year GWA x 2 4th Year GWA x 2 2. Get the sum and divide by 6 3. General weighted average calculations are truncated after the second decimal place. 4. All candidates for academic honors must have no record of having committed a major offense in the third and fourth year levels. 5. All awardees should get a minimum final grade of good in all qualitative rating, including character.

G. Strategic Places For Exit


SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES BLDG.
ROOMS
First Floor 100Resource Center 101Admission Office 102Physics Lab 103Physics Lab 104Physics Unit 113Research Lab 114Research Unit 115IPS Room

EXIT TO

PROCEED TO SAFE AREA

Front Lobby

Oval Area

105Chemistry Lab 109Biology Lab 106Chemistry Unit 110Bio Equip.Room 107Audio Visual Room 111Biology Lab 108Chemistry Lab 112Biology Unit Second Floor Faculty Center Library CISD Office SSD Office Registrars Office Seminar Room PSHS Foundation/PTA Third Floor 301, 302, 304, 305 303Auditorium 306, 307, 309, 311 308Reading Room 310Learning Center Fourth Floor 401Electronics Lab 402Music Room 403Math Unit 404Math Center 407Tech Skills Rm 4th Floor Auditorium 317, 318, 319, 320 312, 313, 314, 316 315Art Room Student Alliance SSLL Room Guidance Office Property Office

Back Lobby

Oval Area

Front Lobby Back Lobby

Oval Area Oval Area

Front Lobby Back Lobby

Oval Area Oval Area

Front Lobby Back Lobby

Oval Area Oval Area

ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BLDG


ROOMS
First Floor 101Server Room/Tech. Prep Room 102Robotics/Java Lab 103MTX 104Mirant Lab/Lecture Room

EXIT TO

Special Awards
1. DOST Secretary Award for Model Science Scholar 2. Gerry Roxas Leadership Award 3. GMA Academic Excellence and Leadership Award

PROCEED TO SAFE AREA

Back Door

Parking Lot

Second Floor 201, 202, 203, 204 Third Floor 301, 302, 303, 304

Back Door Back Door

Parking Lot Parking Lot

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6. Do not stay near the buildings or in the street. 7. Do not return to the building until an all clear signal is given. 8. Strictly follow the PSHS Main Campus Evacuation Plan during emergencies.

H. The Director s List Students who obtain a GWA of 1.00 to 1.50 shall be included in the Director s List for posting within five ( 5 ) days from the card-giving and PTC. I. The Recognition Day Only academic awards duly granted and/or recognized by the school, shall be given on recognition day.

E. One Point Lesson ( O PL )


The conduct of on earthquake drill is different from that of a fire drill. Fire Drill The sound of a siren/bell means that a fire is ongoing and all occupants of the building are to immediately evacuate to ensure their safety. Earthquake Drill The sound of a siren/bell indicates that a strong shaking is ongoing and the level of ground shaking prevents people to stand and move around. Participants during the 1-minute siren/bell should perform the DUCK, COVER AND HOLD response. After the 1-minute siren/bell, participants quietly go out of room and proceed to the designated evacuation area.

F. The Earthquake Survival Kit and First Aid Kit


Each student shall keep and maintain an Earthquake Survival Kit bag consisting of the following items: a small batteryoperated radio, flashlight, bottled water, ready to eat food ( c andies and biscuits ) , dust mask and a First Aid kit. The First Aid Kit shall consist of alcohol, burn ointment, plaster, band-aid, cotton balls, paracetamol, Diatabs, Kremil-S, etc.

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III. STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND CODE OF DISCIPLINE


A. Expected Student Behavior
Scholarship is a commitment to responsibility. A scholar must be committed to excellence in academics, to self-discipline, to integrity in dealing with his fellow scholars and other members of the schools community, and to being of service to his country. It is the responsibility of the scholars to: 1. Be aware of all rules and regulations for student behavior and conduct themselves accordingly. 2. Attend school daily, except when excused, and be on time for all classes and other official school functions. 3. Complete satisfactorily the courses of study prescribed by the school charter and thus maintain their scholarship. 4. Respect the rights of other and be courteous to teachers, administrators, students, and all the other members of the school community as well as visitors. 5. Dress and groom themselves appropriately. 6. Assist the school staff in operating a school that is safe for all scholars and the rest of the school community. 7. Be willing to volunteer information in matters relating to the health, safety, general welfare of the schools community and the protection of school property. 8. Exercise proper care when using facilities and equipment and repair or replace such when damaged or lost during use. 9. Provide for their own school and personal needs in order not to burden other scholars. 10. Protect the good name of the school by observing proper decorum at all times and in all places, on or off campus.

1. devise emergency plans 2. conduct drills for emergency and disaster preparedness 3. organize and mobilize emergency control action for rescue, evacuation and relief during emergency situations or disasters. The 5 sub-teams pertain to First Aid, Evacuation, Fire and Site Security/Search and Rescue, Communications and Maintenance. Note:

All faculty members and office/unit heads shall conduct an orientation on safety procedures and assign student officers, laboratory assistants and personnel to specific duties such as switching off gas and electrical appliances. Announced fire and earthquake drills shall be conducted twice during the school year. Unannounced drills shall also be conducted anytime.

D. Detailed Instructions During the Evacuation Drills


An evacuation drill is an opportunity to test knowledge on how to exit from the building during an emergency. 1. Upon hearing the alarm, stop whatever you re doing. Do not panic, remain calm. Follow the instructions of your teacher. Observe silence to enable you to hear the instructions from the PA system. 2. Take only what you needeyeglasses, keys, cell phone, medication and wallet. Do not take your school bag, books or other school materials. 3. Proceed to the nearest stairs and exit area inside the building in an orderly manner and in single or double file lines. Stay to the right and do not run. When using the stairs, take one step at a time. Overtaking of other classes or individuals is not allowed. You should not push your way out an exit. 4. Proceed to pre-determined assembly area and be counted. 5. If you are not in class when the alarm sounds, proceed immediately to the assembly area and join your class.
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3. After the initial shock and tremors: a. Carefully get out of the place where you sought cover. b. Switch off gas and electrical appliances. c. Calmly but quickly get out of the building and go to the oval ( o r open space ) where you can keep a distance of about half the height of the tallest building. d. Wait for further instruction from the School Emergency Response Team. 4. If you are in an alley or street or between tall structures and walls: a. Seek cover inside strong structures. b. Be aware of falling electric posts and wires, falling glass and debris from building and sign boards. c. Stay away from hanging objects that may fall. d. After the initial shock or tremors immediately go to open spaces where you can be at a distance of about half the height of the tallest building. 5. All faculty members, laboratory assistants, and student officers shall perform their assigned functions such as: a. Attend to the safety of students. b. Direct the students to seek cover during the initial tremors. c. After the initial shock and tremors, switch off gas and electrical appliances. d. Direct students to the nearest exit. e. Attend to a fast and orderly evacuation of the building to a place of refuge ( oval, etc. ) f. Account for their students.

On Campus
a. Wear the school uniform and ID properly from the time of entrance to the time of departure from campus. b. Greet or acknowledge school authorities, teachers and personnel as well as guests and fellow students. c. Dispose trash in the garbage cans. Take the initiative to pick up litter and dispose them properly. d. Bring your things wherever you go. Bags and other school things must not be left unattended.

In the Classroom
a. Stand up to show respect towards the teacher when he/she enters and leaves the classroom. b. Refrain from leaving the classroom during class hours. c. Ask permission from the teacher before leaving the classroom. d. Avoid loitering along the corridors and making unnecessary noise during class hours and in-between periods. e. Refrain from bringing comic books, magazines, toys and other materials that are not needed for academic studies. f. Use the chairs and tables properly.

Along the Corridors and the Front/Back Lobby


a. Observe silence along the corridors and stairways. b. Avoid loitering along the corridors during class hours and in between periods. c. Keep the corridors clean. d. Avoid shouting and talking loudly. e. Refrain from playing and running around. f. Avoid obstructing or blocking the corridors and lobby. g. Use the chairs and tables properly.

C. The School Emergency Response Team


To ensure preparedness and capability of the school community to respond to any emergency and/or disaster, the PSHS has created the School Emergency Response Team with five ( 5 ) sub-teams to:

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In the Auditorium and Gymnasium


a. Be prompt in going to the auditorium or gymnasium for programs and other affairs. b. Occupy assigned seats as quietly as possible. c. Sit up straight in a relaxed manner without slouching or putting up your feet on the seat in front of you. d. Observe the rule of No Eating and Drinking unless permitted.

VIII. PROCEDURES DURING EMERGENCIES


A. In Case of Fire
1. All faculty members in their respective classrooms and/or class officers shall perform the following functions: a. Switching off of electrical or gas appliances in use. b. Directing their students to the nearest exit away from the fire to a safe place ( oval, etc. ) . c. Conducting an orderly but fast movement of students out of the fire scene. d. Advising their students to carry with them only their important belongings ( if it is still possible ) . e. Allaying the fear of students. f. Attending to the safety of their students in general. 2. All employees shall observe safety procedures and shall perform emergency functions assigned to them such as switching off gas and electrical appliances. 3. The medical staff, with the assistance of trained volunteers i.e. P.E. Unit, must attend to those who are injured or have suffered other health-related problems.

In the Theater/Concert Hall


a. Dress properly according to the occasion. A formal or smart casual attire is recommended. b. Observe polite behavior. To be polite is to be polished, refined, cultured and correct in manner. c. Upon entering the concert hall, be seated at once, keep quiet and avoid roaming around. d. Eating, drinking or taking pictures during the concert are strictly prohibited. e. Do not bring cellular phones, pagers, etc. f. Everyone should join in the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. g. Once the program has started, be quiet and be attentive. h. Do not leave the room or hall in the middle of a performance. i. Avoid talking, whispering or giggling. j. Applaud politely or enthusiastically after a musical number and not during the number. Avoid shouting or making unnecessary remarks while applauding. k. Do not hum, sing or tap fingers or feet during a musical number to avoid distracting others.

B. In Case of an Earthquake
1. Wherever you are, stay calm. 2. During the initial shock and tremors: a. if you are inside the building, seek cover under heavy furniture such as tables, beds and couches ( D UCK, COVER AND HOLD ) b. Stay away from the beams and glass panels such as windows, doors, etc.

In the Cafeteria
a. Line up and observe the First come, first serve rule in buying food. b. Be courteous in dealing with canteen personnel. c. Consume the food bought.

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d. The teachers or instructors who shall teach religion shall be designated by their respective religious authorities and shall submit to the SSD their course outline. e. Such religious instruction shall be without additional cost to the government.

d. Return plates and utensils after use. Throw waste in appropriate garbage cans. e. Leave the tables and chairs clean and orderly.

Off Campus
a. Wear the uniform for school purposes only and not for shopping, watching movies, eating at restaurants and engaging in recreation. Use of the uniform off campus is allowed only if one is officially representing the school in approved activities. b. Refrain from acting as a representative of the school unless authorized to do so.

F. Support Organizations
1. PSHS Parent-Teacher s Association ( PTA ) - The PSHSPTA is composed of the parents of all PSHS scholars and the faculty members of the school. The Association is actively involved in helping the PSHS find solutions to the problems of the scholars, as well as in aiding the development of the school. 2. PSHS Foundation, Inc. A private, non-stock, non-profit organization, the Foundation was organized by the PSHS parents to help the school tap external sources of assistance t o ensure that an exceptional school like the PSHS can maintain its excellence . 3. Parents Council for Optional Religious Instruction ( P CORI ) - The PCORI is an independent entity that is committed to the task of institutionalizing optional religious instruction at the PSHS. It continues to develop programs aimed at inculcating high ideals of spiritual and moral formation, among others. 4. PSHS Alumni Association, Inc. ( PSHSAAI ) - The PSHSAAI was organized primarily to serve the collective interests of the PSHS graduates, and to establish stronger bonds of cooperation between the PSHS Alumni and the PSHS administration and studentry. 5. PSHS Consumers Cooperative, Inc. ( PSHSCCI ) - The PSHSCCI is owned, managed, controlled and patronized by its members ( PSHS students, faculty and administrative staff ) . It operates the canteen and the mini-grocery for the school community.

B. Attendance and Absences

Regular Classes
School days are from Mondays to Fridays. Class periods are 50 minutes each. Morning classes begin at 7:30 AM while afternoon classes end, at the latest, at 4:10 PM. The first bell rings five ( 5 ) minutes before each period. This means that students and teachers should wind up the class. The second bell signifies the start of the next class.

Tardiness
A scholar is marked late by the teacher if: 1. He enters the classroom five ( 5 ) minutes after the second bell. 2. He is not in line formation at the start of the Flag Ceremony on Monday mornings. 3. He is not in the classroom at the start of the class or any other activity designated by the teacher in place of a regular class period ( i.e. field trips, seminars, contests, symposia, etc. ) The number of times a student is marked tardy shall be counted and reflected in his attendance record.
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Cutting Class
A scholar is considered to have cut a class or classes if: 1. He is known to be on campus but is not in the classroom during a class period. 2. He is not in the classroom ten ( 10 ) minutes after the second bell. He is still considered to have cut the class even if he chooses to stay and participate in the class. The number of times a student has cut classes shall be counted and reflected in his attendance record.

E. Guidelines in the Conduct of Religious-Oriented Activities


1. Religious-oriented activities are activities organized and conducted by the following clubs: SCA and ACTS. The Parents Council for Optional Religious Instruction or PCORI may give logistical support to these activities. 2. Religious-oriented activities include but are not limited to worships, sacraments, fellowships, bible-study, lectures, counseling and optional religious instruction. 3. Activities sponsored by the Student Catholic Action are for Catholics only. Activities sponsored by ACTS are for other Christian groups or non-Catholics. 4. Attendance of students to activities not sponsored by his/her religion shall be allowed only according to written instruction of parents. These written instructions are filed in the SSD office. 5. An organizing group other than SCA and ACTS shall specify the religious denomination to which it is affiliated, i.e., Pentecostal, Iglesia ni Kristo, Evangelicals, etc. 6. The conduct of religious-oriented activities shall pass the usual flow of application for an activity permit and approval of the SSD, CISD, FAD Chief and the Director. 7. Optional religious instruction under the auspices of the PCORI may be conducted for students under the following conditions: a. The option to request or to allow their children to attend religion classes should be expressed in writing by the parents. b. The written request or permission to attend religion classes shall clearly indicate the faith or religion the student should receive instruction on.

Excused Absence
An absence is EXCUSED under circumstances: any of these

1. Sickness certified by a doctor, parent or guardian. Students who incur more than twelve ( 12 ) absences under this circumstance shall be called for a conference with the Registrar. 2. Attendance at an official function, approved/recognized by school authorities, whether held on or off campus, in which case, the absence will not be reflected in the report card. For excused absence, the scholar is given a chance to make up for missed lessons and tests. However, this must be done within five ( 5 ) school days after his return to school; otherwise, he forfeits his right to make -up for lessons/exams missed. ( See also page 26 )

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Unexcused Absence
c. The Student Services Division evaluates and recommends the approval of all extra-curricular activities. d. The Director approves all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. 4. Areas of Responsibility and Implementing Guidelines a. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities should be in consonance with school objectives, policies and student welfare. b. The proposed activity shall not, as much as possible, affect formal classes. c. The advisers/sponsors must supervise the activities from the planning stage to the implementation of the same. d. Clubs, organization should submit their proposed calendar of activities on or before March 30th of each school year. e. Application for an activity permit must be filed strictly one week before the activity. f. Facilities and equipment will be made available through the office of the Chief, Finance and Administrative Division, only when the activity is approved. g. The Student Alliance shall assist in the implementation of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. h. The Security Guards shall be responsible for the security in the campus during the activity. i. The homeroom, club/organization, batch advisers should see to it that cleanliness, orderliness and proper behavior are observed during the activities. e. Activities shall be undertaken at the least possible cost to students.
An absence is unexcused if a student fails to present to the Registrar s Office a medical certificate or a letter from a parent or guardian, immediately upon reporting for school after an absence, coming in late or cutting a class. For purposes of computing deductions from one s stipends, a scholar is marked absent if: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. He is not on campus on a regular school day. He has incurred three ( 3 ) unexcused tardiness. He has cut two ( 2 ) classes. He is not in complete uniform. ( Refer to page 29 ) He is suspended due to a disciplinary infraction.

Further, a student shall incur one unexcused absence for every five ( 5 ) absences during the flag ceremony. The number of times a student has incurred such absences shall be counted and reflected in his attendance record. For UNEXCUSED absences, the scholar is not entitled to make up for missed lessons and tests.

Sanctions for Unexcused Absence


1. Stipend Deduction For every unexcused absence, a scholar incurs a stipend deduction and is determined as follows:
Monthly Stipend x No. of days of Unexcused Absence = No. of days in a month

Amount of stipend deduction

2. Warning, Probation, Dismissal A scholar who has incurred four ( 4 ) to seven ( 7 ) unexcused absences from the start of the school year will be issued a warning; eight ( 8 ) to twelve ( 12 ) unexcused absences will put him on probation and for more than twelve ( 12 ) unexcused absences, he will be recommended for dismissal.

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Warning, probation and dismissal will be meted out as soon as the scholar incurs the above mentioned total unexcused absences anytime during the school year. Absence/s resulting from disciplinary suspension will not be included in counting the scholar s total number of unexcused absences. However, disciplinary suspension shall have a corresponding stipend deduction. For purposes of determining the ATTENDANCE STATUS of a student, only whole day excused absences will be considered. Cutting class and number of times tardy are not converted to unexcused absences ( Page 16 ) but shall have the corresponding stipend deductions.

Membership in these organizations is encouraged. However, only scholars in good standing can be elected as officers in any school organization. Organizations not listed above are not recognized by the school. Scholars who affiliate with unrecognized organizations shall be meted the appropriate sanctions. However, a student group seeking recognition may submit the following to the Chief of Student Services Division: 1. Constitutionphilosophy, objectives, governance and membership requirements 2. A calendar of activities 3. A signed statement from the prospective club adviser ( w ho should be a faculty member ) that he/she is willing to assume supervision of the group.

Admission Slips
A student who has been absent, late or has cut classes must present an excuse letter to the Registrar s Office immediately, upon his/her return to school. A ten-school day grace period shall be given before the absence/tardiness/cutting-class is recorded as unexcused. Only absences supported by a medical certificate, letter from parents, guardians, school administrators and/or teachers may be considered excused. If the absence is for more than three ( 3 ) days, supporting documents such as a medical certificate shall be required. The Registrar s Office will issue an Admission Slip to the Student, indicating if the student is excused/unexcused. The Admission Slip should be kept by the student as proof of his submission of the excuse letter to the Registrar s Office. In turn, the Registrar s Office shall keep a log of the processed excuse letters, signed by the student upon issuance of the Admission Slip. Absences due to health reasons and official representation of the school to functions, exchange programs and competitions are automatically excused upon presentation of the excuse letter and/or other supporting documents. Absences due to personal reasons are considered as unexcused. Absences incurred due to attendance to conferences/ competitions not sponsored or officially channeled through the school may be excused provided advance notification is given to school authorities, who shall determine if the absence will be excused or unexcused, depending on the academic relevance of the event. Failure to give notice before hand automatically renders the absence unexcused.

D. Guidelines in the Conduct of Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities


1. Definitions a. Co-curricular activities are offshoots of academic programs sponsored and/or participated in by the academic units. b. Extra-curricular activities are activities sponsored by clubs and other interest groups. 2. Objectives a. Co-curricular activities aim to support instruction and academic activities. b. Extra-curricular activities aim to develop student s leadership, talent and other special abilities. 3. Approval and Coordination a. The Student Services Division coordinates both the curricular and extra-curricular activities. b. The Curriculum and Instruction Services Division evaluates and recommends the approval of all co-curricular activities.
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Scholars may conduct their own extra-curricular activities ( s uch as parties and talent shows, with the approval of the school authorities. The organizers of said activities should see to it that there are teachers/advisers present to supervise the activities. Off campus activities shall require parents permits and one ( 1 ) teacher-chaperone for every 15 students. Attendance in extra-curricular activities, while not required, is encouraged. C. Student Organizations There are several student organizations and interest groups officially recognized by the school: 1. Student Alliance 2. The Science Scholar/ Ang Lagablab ( SS-LL ) school papers 3. Society for Advancement of Research in Science ( S ARS ) 4. Mathematics Club 5. Computer and Electronics Club ( COMPUTRON) 6. Himig Agham ( or Glee Club ) /Samahan ng Manunugtog sa Pisay ( SAMAPI ) 7. Art Club 8. Student Catholic Action ( S CA ) / ACTS 9. PSHS Astronomical Society ( ASTROSOC ) / Young Astronauts Club Philippines 10. MASKARA ( Drama Group ) 11. Social Science Club 12. Sports Development Council ( all sports clubs ) 13. Boy s Residence Hall Association 14. Girl s Residence Hall Association 15. Concern and Action for the Rehabilitation of the Environment ( C ARE ) 16. Basketball Varsity ( boys and girls ) 17. Volleyball Club 18. Physics Youth Honors Society 19. ATOM Family 20. SAGALA ( Dance Group )

Students who incurred an absence or absences as a result of official business for the school are encouraged to secure an Admission Slip. The absence/s are automatically excused but the teacher/s affected must be notified thru the Admission Slip. The amount of stipend that a student would receive in a month depends on his actual presence in class. There is a corresponding deduction for absences, tardiness and cutting classes.

C. Identification Cards ( School ID )


The student ID is part of the student s complete uniform. It must be worn at all times while inside the school premises. It must be worn properly for identification and security purposes. Lending one s ID to another student and putting stickers on the ID are prohibited. A student who lost an ID must immediately secure a new one from the Registrar s Office. The student must fill out completely and correctly a request slip form for ID replacement, pay the corresponding fee to the cashier s office and submit the same to the Registrar who issues the replacement after three ( 3 ) days. Students caught using the ID of another student, lending his/her ID to another student or defacing his ID shall be reported to the Discipline Officer. The ID shall be confiscated and turned over to the Registrar and/ or SSD Chief who in turn shall forward the case to the Discipline Officer. The school implements the NO ID, NO ENTRY rule at the Main Gate. All students are required to wear their IDs during regular class hours. Non-compliance will be dealt with as follows: 1st non compliance warning 2nd non compliance conference with parents 3rd non compliance incident report To identify an extern from an intern, a yellow bar shades the full name of the intern. IDs issued upon enrollment shall be free of charge but replacements shall be charged as follows: 1st request P 100.00 2nd request 200.00 3rd request 300.00

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D. Grooming and the School Uniform


1. The School Uniform The school uniform must be worn everyday on and off campus when attending classes and official functions. For boys, the uniform consists of a white polo shirt with collar and breast pocket ( preferably worn over an undershirt which must be white ) , black pants, white or black socks and black leather shoes. For girls, it is a cream blouse with collar and breast pocket worn over a white undershirt, brown and white checkered skirt, white socks, and black leather shoes. Sunglasses and slippers should not be worn during class hours and outside dormitories unless medically prescribed. Caps/hats, trinkets and dangling earrings must not be worn with the uniform. The school identification card ( ID ) secured in an ID case and strap is also part of the school uniform and must be visibly worn. Borrowing, lending, modifying, or mutilating ID cards are strictly prohibited.

Regular classes during these special weeks may be selectively suspended by the Director to enable the scholars to participate in the activities in which their attendance is required. No other major student activity shall be allowed unless previously approved in the planning of the yearly program of activities. B. Extra-Curricular Activities Extra-curricular activities are those which are not related to the school s academic program but are important for the development of the scholar s interest, talents, leadership and other special abilities. These activities are supervised by the teachers/advisers/ sponsors from the planning stage to the implementation of the activity. The annual extra-curricular activities with the corresponding sponsors are: 1. Freshmen Orientation Program ( FOP ) - Guidance Center 2. School Fair Senior Batch Council 3. Paskorus ( December ) - Student Alliance 4. Batch Day ( one day for each year level; usually held on the first Saturday following a quarterly examination period ) - Batch Councils 5. Batch Recollection/RetreatBatch Councils, P-CORI, ACTS, SCA 6. Students Day Student Alliance 7. J-S PromThird Year Batch Council 8. Senior s Farewell Concert ( March ) - Senior Batch Council

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* For more information on rules and regulations of the Dormitory, you may refer to the PSHS Main Campus Dormitory Handbook issued to all Dormitory Residents.

b. Boys Uniform

VII. CO-CURRICULAR AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


While its emphasis is on academic excellence, the school realizes that the scholar s overall development must be its ultimate concern. Thus, it encourages the scholar to engage in as many and as varied co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as time, interests, and abilities would allow him. However, the scholar must keep in mind that academics must always take priority over extra-curricular activities. The Student Services Division ( SSD ) coordinates and monitors all extra-curricular activities. One week before the activity, the application to hold student activities must be filed with the SSD Office for permits and the necessary arrangements regarding the use of school facilities. The sponsoring group must see to it that the proposed activities are in consonance with school policies and student welfare. The Director approves in-school and out-of-school activities endorsed by the Chiefs of Curriculum and Instruction Services Division and the Student Services Division. 2. Haircut and Good Grooming The boys hair length must not go beyond the top side of their collars, and should not cover the ears and eyebrows. The 2 x3 rule shall be followed by advisers in checking compliance with the prescribed haircut. Students are not allowed to sport dyed hair and moustache, wear make-up, and use nail polish nor maintain long finger nails. Boys are strictly prohibited from wearing earrings. Girls sporting long hair should tie their hair during laboratory and P.E. classes. Haircut inspection will be conducted by the HR adviser every 1st Monday of the month. Non-compliance will be dealt with, as follows: 1st non-compliance 2nd non-compliance 3rd non-compliance 3. Playing on Campus Except in P.E. classes, playing on campus of any kind of ballgame, such as basketball, volleyball, soccer and the like is not allowed during class hours, that is, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
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A. Co-curricular Activities
The various academic units sponsor co-curricular activities wherein scholars are required to participate. These need prior endorsement from the CISD. These activities include: 1. Foundation WeekSocial Science/ Filipino/ English/ Art/ PEHM-CAT units Week ( S eptember ) 2. IntramuralsThe PEHM unit 3. Science/ Math/ Computer Science and Technology Fair ( F ebruary )

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E. Guidelines on Dresses and Clothes During PSHS Parties and Activities


In general, dresses/clothes should: 1. reflect the culture of the PSHS Community. PSHS is an academic community, a government scholarship school for the education of the gifted. 2. reflect the mission of PSHS and its leadershipthe development of values and physical and moral habits . 3. NOT offend the sensibilities and the values of the members of the PSHS community. 4. NOT distract students from the main objective of the affair. Ex. The Junior-Senior Promenade is a ritual that signifies acceptance of responsibility and transmission of values. 5. NOT be an occasion for scandal, materialism and consumerism. 6. be appropriate to the occasion and bring out one s grace and beauty.

The dormitory managers look after the physical upkeep of the dormitory facilities and maintain order, discipline and security. Volunteer staff and faculty members who reside in the dormitories assist in providing a wholesome life for the interns.

Guidelines During Visiting Hours


Visiting Hours:

5:006:00 P.M. MondayFriday 3:007:00 P.M. Sundays / Holidays Visitors are entertained at the dormitory reception area

only.

Visitors who may wish to see the dormitory and its

Rules and Guidelines on Prom Attire


P rom is a shortened form of the word promenade which refers to a formal dinner-dance. Being a formal event, all students are expected to be in formal wear.

For GIRLS
- Do not wear a dress with a plunging neckline. The neckline of your dress should not show your cleavage. - Dresses with plunging backs, should not plunge below the waistline. - Dresses with see through fabrics should be lined or worn with a camisole. - The slits of the skirt should not be more than three ( 3 ) inches above the knee. - Exposure of the torso area should not be more than ( 2 ) inches above or below the belly button. - Shorts and short skirts ( more than 3 inches above the knee ) are not allowed. - Rubber slippers and wooden clogs ( bakya ) are prohibited.
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facilities should secure permission from the Residence Hall Manager and should be accompanied by school personnel while going around the dormitory. Parents/Guardians/Immediate family members may visit outside of visiting hours as the situation demands. Visitors are required to sign in the visitor s logbook. Students must report untoward behavior of visitors immediately to the Dorm Manager or Dorm Staff. Dormers are expected to observe proper decorum 1.They should treat visitors with respect. 2.They should be in proper attire when entertaining visitors. 3.They should be responsible for the behavior of their visitor/s. 4.They should fix the tables, chairs and clean up left over food, peelings and wrappers after their visitors leave.

Curfew
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to the bathroom, or after handling of possibly contaminated materials ( e.g. tissue papers, towels ) . Also, observe proper use of bathroom and comfort rooms. b. Do not share personal items ( e.g. eating utensils, water jugs, drinking glasses, cups ) . c. Do not share food. d. Avoid close personal contact with individuals who are sick. ( f or dormers, room-hopping is strictly prohibited) 2. Have a healthy diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, high fiber foods and complex carbohydrates. Avoid junk foods/fast food meals. 3. Have adequate rest and relaxation. 4. Exercise regularly. 5. Eat cleanly prepared and properly cooked food. 6. Drink from a safe water supply. 7. Help keep the environment clean and practice proper waste disposal. 8. When experiencing symptoms of an infection or illness, seek medical consultation from a trained physician at once.

For BOYS
- Wear a decent long-sleeved polo. T-shirts, whether collared or non-collared, are improper attires. Shoulders and upper arms should not be exposed. - Coat and tie or barong may be recommended as formal attires. - Footwear should be closed leather shoes. Sandals and rubber shoes are not allowed - Boys are strictly prohibited from wearing earrings. - Wear long pants; denims and hip-hop pants are not allowed. - Underwear should not peek over the pant s waistline. - Wearing of caps and any headgear are not allowed.

F. Guidelines During the Flag Ceremony


1. General Guidelines The flag ceremony is held every Monday from 7:10 to 7:25 A.M. It is considered a first period class every Monday. Attendance must be checked by either the class adviser or the first period subject teachers. The Attendance Monitoring Folder shall be distributed by the Registrar s Office starting 7:00 A.M. A student shall incur one unexcused absence for every five ( 5 ) absences during the flag ceremony. The Campus Director oversees the flag raising ceremony, assisted by the SSD and the CISD chiefs. It shall be under the leadership and supervision of the Student Alliance. The flow and conduct of the ceremony must be uniform and must conform to the expectations of an orderly and systematic program for the students. 2. Specific Guidelines: a. Student Behavior All scholars are expected to: be punctual. observe silence and order. sing and act properly.
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Report to the medical clinic any occurrence of a possible infectious disease in the community for proper preventive measures. Most infectious diseases can be prevented by vaccines. Hence, vaccination is strongly advised.

E. Residence Halls
The Philippine Science High School runs four residence halls, two for boys and two for girls. Incoming freshmen from the provinces are given first priority in dormitory accommodations. Residents pay a minimal monthly fee for board and lodging. They take care of their own beddings. Dormitory fees for room and board are deducted from the scholars stipend and living allowance.

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recite from memory the following songs and pledges.

The PSHS Research Papers


The PSHS research papers are for room use only. Students can browse through the research papers but these cannot be photocopied. OUTSIDERS ARE NOT ALLOWED access to these research papers.

- National Anthem - PSHS Hymn - Panatang Makabayan - Panunumpa sa Watawat be in complete uniform with the ID worn properly. b. The SA shall assign a batch, section or club to facilitate the flag ceremony. The batch, section or club adviser shall take the responsibility to train or practice the leaders for the Prayer, National Anthem, P SHS Hymn , Panunumpa sa Watawat and Panatang Makabayan . c. All scholars should assemble at 7:00 A.M. ( f irst bell ) and the line formation should be complete by 7:05 A.M. ( s econd bell ) . Students are not allowed to go up the academic buildings ( S HB and ASTB ) on Mondays until after the flag raising ceremony. The dormitories and cafeteria should be closed from 6:55 to 7:30 A.M. The cafeteria must resume its services only after the ceremony. School bags should be beside the owners during the flag ceremony. Bags and other belongings of the students should not be left on the tables in the front lobby, corridors and walkways to avoid crowding and prevent delays in going to the classrooms. d. The class advisers and/or first period subject teachers must stay with their classes and help maintain order while the flag raising ceremony is ongoing.

Library Materials
Any student caught mutilating ( writing and tearing off pages of books or trying to bring out materials from the library without permission will be given appropriate sanctions.

Miscellaneous
When

inside the library, SILENCE SHOULD BE STRICTLY OBSERVED at all times. Eating, drinking, smoking and use of mobile phones inside the library are strictly prohibited. Chairs should be arranged before leaving.

D. Medical and Dental Clinic


The school clinic is responsible for safe-guarding the health of the scholars and school personnel on campus. The clinic staff is composed of a physician, a nurse, a dentist and dental aide. At the start of the school year, the clinic conducts general physical and dental examinations for freshmen. Upper level scholars have their annual check-up before the end of the school year. In emergency cases, the scholars are accommodated at the nearby Philippine Children s Medical Center.

General Health Advisory


For the promotion of a healthy PSHS Community and the prevention of infectious diseases in particular, the following measures are recommended: 1. Observe good personal hygiene a. Hand wash with soap and water, before eating, after going

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want printed materials from the computers are required to pay the following fees: P 2.00 per page/ dot-matrix 5.00 per page/ dot-matrix with picture 10.00 per page/ desk jet black and white print 20.00 per page/ desk jet colored print PHOTOCOPYING SERVICES: The library allows the photocopying of books, journals and encyclopedias. The photocopying service is open from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. NEWSPAPER BACK ISSUES: The library keeps file copies of newspapers of the previous year. The newspapers are located in the stack room. Students may request the staff for the back issues that they need. REFERRAL: Recommendation letters are available for students who may wish to visit other libraries for additional references from the Chief Librarian.

e. No announcements shall be made during the flag raising ceremony unless approved by the Office of the Director, CISD, SSD or the SA Adviser. Important announcements have to be submitted for approval on the Friday before the flag ceremony. As a general rule, only announcements involving institutional activities are allowed. Announcements must be short and simple. The following personnel shall be allowed to make announcements: Director, Division Chiefs, Unit Heads, Club Advisers and SA Adviser. f. After the flag raising ceremony, the students should return to their classrooms in an orderly manner. They should pass quietly by two s along the pathways assigned to their batch. They should go straight to their classrooms to avoid delay in starting the first period class. They should stay on the right side of the pathway. g. The SA, CAT Officers and teachers are assigned to monitor the behavior of the students. Students who misbehave and or who violate the guidelines will be referred to the Discipline Officer. The Discipline Officer shall impose the following sanctions for the violations. 1st offense conference with the Discipline Officer submission of reflection paper to the Discipline Officer 2nd offense conference with the Discipline Officer 1/2 day ( 4 hours ) community service 3rd offense marked as half ( 1/2 ) day of unexcused absence with corresponding stipend deduction discipline case report filed against the student. h. The flag lowering ceremony ( flag retreat ) - The flag shall be lowered every Friday afternoon right after the last period classes under the supervision of the CAT commandant and the PEHM Unit. It shall be a short, quick and simple ceremony.
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Lost Books and Overdue Fines


Lost books should be reported immediately to the librarian. They should be replaced with the same or later edition. Overdue fines should be settled as soon as possible to prevent the accounts to accumulate. Week-ends and special holidays are included in counting the number of days in determining the fines. Students who have outstanding accounts in the library will not be allowed to borrow books until the same are settled. Overdue rates are as follows: Circulation and reserved books P3.50/day Fiction books P1.00/day Fines are deducted from stipends.

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G. Securing a Gate Pass


1. During Class Hours Student
SSD To issue gate pass Guard on Duty To file gate pass & return as needed Sample gate pass Color Code: Green

Library Hours
Monday to Thursday7:30 A.M5:30 P.M. Friday8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. NO NOON BREAK.

Upon Entrance
Students should present their school ID upon entrance.

In the company of Parent or Guardian, during class hours

Privileges in the Library


BORROWING: Students can borrow a maximum of five ( 5 ) books ( 2 reserved, 1 circulation and 2 fiction books or 2 circulation, 1 reserved and 2 fiction books ) . Students can borrow circulation books ( general collection, story collection and biographies ) for three ( 3 ) days and fiction books for one ( 1 ) week. Reserved books are for overnight use only. The borrower s card is issued upon application. One ( 1 ) 1x1 ID picture is required. Replacement for lost library card is P5.00. Replacement for the library cards will be issued a week from the date of application. Only students with library card will be allowed to borrow library materials. Library cards are non-transferable and may be confiscated if misused. RENEWAL: Books may be renewed, unless another student has reserved it. COMPUTER SERVICES: Students can use the computers for encoding term papers and research papers. Students can use the internet for free. However, the Internet is for research purposes only. Chatting and playing computer games are strictly prohibited. Students who may

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With written endorsement from research adviser/teacher

Name/s: Yr. & Sec: No of Students: Purpose/Activity: Destination: Valid for: Time to leave: Expected time of arrival: Requested/ Endorsed/ Accompanied by: Approved by: SSD Chief

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d. Personal-Social Awareness Program e. Leadership Development f. Faculty-Personnel-Parent Service Program g. Friend Program h. Class Time-Out Program i. Dormitory Outreach Program j. Big Brother and Big Sister Circle ( BBSC ) Program

2. For Dormers after Class Hours


Student Dormer Dorm Manager To issue gate pass Guard on Duty To ascertain identity of student To file gate pass & return as needed

Other Services
a. Test Development coordinates test development projects involving the School Aptitude Test ( SAT ) and the Science and Mathematics Aptitude Test ( SMAT ) b. Homeroom the Guidance Counselor chairs the homeroom committee. The tasks involve preparation of homeroom modules and guidelines for the conduct of the homeroom planning and administration. c. Research and Development conducts research on student characteristics.

For Weekday Gate Pass In the company of parent or guardian, after class hours

SAMPLE GATE PASS Color Code: Girls: pink, Boys: blue PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CAMPUS Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City Residence Hall Gate Pass

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For Weekend Gate Pass Only


In accordance with official instructions ( c ontract ) signed by parents

C. Library
The school library has a large collection of books and other materials in the fields of Science and Mathematics, the Humanities and Arts, and the Languages. Aside from its collection of different sets of science and general encyclopedias, it also has a reference section that includes the mini-research papers of PSHS students since 1969. Books are also available for general circulation or for room use. Information, reader advisory, referral and photocopy services are available. An added feature of the library is the computer services section where students can browse and print various topics of interest from the computer. It also provides free use of internet for research work.

Name: Year & Section: Purpose: Destination: Date Issued: Date & Time to Leave: Expected Date & Time of Arrival: Approved by: Dormitory Manager/Staff/Volunteer on Desk Duty ( S ignature over printed name )

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H. Guidelines on Lost and Found Items/Upkeep of Things


1. The Registrar s Office shall be the official depository of all Lost and Found items. 2. Lost and Found items shall be reported and/or turned over to the Registrar s Office as soon as possible. The owner can retrieve a lost item by presenting a Lost Item Report. 3. After proper recording by the Registrar s Office, lost and found books owned by the school shall be turned over to the Property Office. A conference with parent( s ) and a commitment paper are needed for the retrieval of these books. 4. Students who habitually lose their things shall be referred to the Discipline Officer for a parents conference, write a commitment paper and/or render community service. 5. School supplies ( paper, pencil, etc. ) lying around unattended in the lobbies, corridors, canteen, etc. shall be considered as lost and found items and shall be collected by the school authorities ( f aculty and staff ) , SA officers and CAT officers. 5. Unclaimed items after the last day of classes in November and March, shall be donated to charitable institutions through the Student Alliance. 7. All externs shall be issued lockers at the beginning of the school year. 8. During P.E. classes, i.e., swimming, students should surrender their valuables to the teacher. 9. Students who steal and/or use stolen items shall be held liable under the PSHS Code of Conduct. 10.Students should be responsible for their belongings and should not expect anyone to pick them up for safekeeping. Students are enjoined to follow these guidelines: a. Label your bags, personal belongings and loaned items appropriately .
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B. Guidance Center
The Guidance Center extends basic guidance services like orientation, counseling, testing, information dissemination ( a cademic, vocational and personal-social ) , career guidance, placement and referrals. It also coordinates test development activities, as well as homeroom classes. The Guidance Center primarily employs both individual and group guidance techniques to better address the specific needs of the scholars. The Guidance Center likewise conducts a self-directed Career Learning Programa series of structured sessions which uses the behavioral approach to career planning and decisionmaking. The term G uidance refers to organized services specifically designed to assist students to: 1. evaluate their abilities, achievements, aptitudes and interests; 2. adjust in school; 3. make decisions about what program of study to pursue; and 4. think through their problems.

Basic Guidance Services


a. Appraisal administers and interprets tests and surveys to aid in understanding students. b. Information provides students information on college and universities, available scholarships, and possible careers. c. Counseling provides one on one or group counseling. d. Placement assists students in applying for college admission and scholarships.

Special Program The special programs are expanded


services that aim to strengthen the preventive thrust of the guidance program. These programs cut across year levels. a. Probation/Warning Follow-up Program b. Career Learning Program c. Study Skill Laboratory
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Request for Certification and Other School Records


All requests for certification and school records must be submitted to the Registrar s Office at least five( 5 ) days before the actual date of need. This is to give the staff and the Registrar reasonable time to prepare the said request without affecting the workflow and load of the office. All required fees must be paid to the school cashier.

b. Do not leave your bags unattended. Always bring your bags wherever you go. c. Do not bring to school unnecessary cash, jewelry and other expensive items. d. Be discreet in using your cell phones. LOST ITEM REPORT
Discipline Form 13: LOST ITEM REPORT

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All students are required to fill out an information sheet that the office compiles into a Class Directory. Only faculty members and authorized staff are allowed to use the directory. The information provided is treated with utmost confidentiality. Information about a student or his family may only be secured with the permission of the Registrar.

Filed by: ________________________


(Printed Name & Signature)

Year & Section: ____________________ DETAILS OF THE LOSS When did you lose the item/s? (DATE): _______________________________ About what time did you lose the item/s? (TIME): ______________________ Where did you lose the item/s? (PLACE): _____________________________ What item/s did you lose?
Item/s Qty Description Other Remarks

Lost and Found Corner


The Registrar s Office is the official depository of all Lost and Found items surrendered by students, faculty, staff, security and maintenance personnel. The Lost and Found Corner is an open depository area where students are allowed to see if their lost items are among those surrendered for safekeeping, records of which are maintained by the office. Students who claim lost items are required to accomplish forms and acknowledge receipt of claimed items. If items found are not retrieved at the end of the year by owners for one reason or another, the Registrar, in coordination with the Student Alliance Officers, disposes these items by donating them to charitable institutions. ( P lease see Guidelines for Lost and Found on page 37 )

Received by: ___________________ Date: _________________________ Time: _________________________

cc: SSD Chief Discipline Officer Chief of Security

HR Adviser Parent Student Registrar

SAMPLE CLAIM FORM


LOST AND FOUND ITEMS CLAIM FORM NAME: ______________________________________ YEAR & SECTION: _____________________________ DATE CLAIMED: _______________________________ ITEM/S TO BE CLAIMED: _______________________ ____________________________________________ Brief explanation on how item/s was lost: _____________________ SIGNATURE OF STUDENT Noted by: _____________________________ SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME OF PARENT/ GUARDIAN/ADVISER

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IV. PSHS CODE OF CONDUCT


The PSHS students are expected to behave in a manner befitting their status as scholars. This means contributing to a general sense of order, discipline and harmony in the school. This Code is intended to assist the scholars in adjusting to and making the most of PSHS life and to help ensure their safety and well-being.
FLOW OF STUDENT ATTENDANCE MONITORING Parents consults with homeroom adviser and guidance counselor provides home environment and structure to improve students attendance Guidance Office checks attendance submits to Registrars Office attendance folder sorts daily attendance record by section, dates, etc. (monthly) records data in attendance folder (weekly) prepares monthly attendance report distributes attendance reports to Offices (CISD, SSD, Guidance Office, COA) issues admission slips to students (daily) SSD Resident COA Promptly informs parents in writing about attendance status of students especially those who are on warning/ probation works with Guidance Counselor and parents in assisting the student improve his/ her attendance.

A PSHS scholar demonstrates integrity, respect and loyalty. Integrity is adherence to the highest principles of honesty in all dealings and situations. Commitment to integrity in words, actions and intentions is a requisite to responsible citizenship and leadership as envisioned for PSHS scholars. Respect is honor accorded to persons, their rights and property. Recognition of this basic human right is essential to peace and harmony in society. Preservation of school property is evidence of good stewardship of property of the Filipino people. Loyalty is upholding the good name of the school and the ideals of the Filipino nation. A collective effort by scholars to uphold its honor in word and in deed is critical to the attainment of the mission-vision of the school and the noble aspirations of the Filipino people.

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Subject Teachers

Registrars Office

CISD

T he best interests of children shall be the paramount consideration in all actions concerning them, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities, and legislative bodies, consistent with the principles of First Call for Children as enunciated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every effort shall be exerted to promote the welfare of children and enhance their opportunities for a useful and happy life.

HomeroomTeachers

In disciplining scholars, the Code takes into account the special rights of children as embodied in Art. 1, Sec. 2 of RA No. 7610, to wit;

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VI. STUDENT SERVICES


A. Registrar s Office
The Registrar s office is in-charge of enrollment, dissemination of general information regarding entrance tests and the release of results, recording and ranking of grades, preparation of stipends payroll, issuance of ID s, report cards and transcript of records at the end of the school year. It is open from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mondays to Fridays.

The following are specific manifestations of integrity, respect and loyalty for PSHS scholars: A. Integrity 1. Honesty in tests and course requirements. 2. Truthfulness in one s language at all times. 3. Protection of authenticity/validity of documents. B. Respect 1. Courtesy to every person in the school. 2. Protection of the well-being of oneself and others. 3. Avoidance of any action that maligns the character of a person. 4. Compliance with directives of school authorities. 5. Respect for property of others. 6. Care and maintenance of school property. 7. Keeping the school surroundings safe and clean. 8. Preserving and contributing to a class/school atmosphere that is conducive to learning. 9. Providing fellow students equal access to school facilities. 10.Maintenance of peace and order to campus. C. Loyalty 1. Demonstration of respect and integrity outside the school premises. 2. Striving for excellence in school and out-of-school activities. 3. Wearing the prescribed uniform in school and in offcampus activities. 4. Protecting the name/ seal/ honor of the school. 5. Obedience to school rules and regulations.

Attendance
Attendance monitoring is a system being used to record students punctuality and actual presence in class. The Registrar s Office keeps the Attendance Monitoring Folder which is issued and retrieved daily. The Office is open before classes start to provide the first period teachers reasonable time to get the Attendance Monitoring Folder. The teacher of the last class for the day shall return the Attendance Monitoring Folder to the Registrar s Office. The subject teacher at the start of the class period, writes down the names of the students who are late or absent in class in the Attendance Monitoring Form. The subject teachers must sign in the appropriate space to indicate his/her actual presence in the classroom. The CISD uses the same form in checking the actual presence of the faculty in the classroom. At the end of the month, the clerk in charge of the class prepares the summary of attendance for the preparation of stipend and living allowance payroll and for the use of the class adviser, CISD and SSD. Parents are notified thru the attendance report reflected on the Report card. Queries on tardiness, cutting classes and absences may be addressed on or before card-giving day with the class adviser. Parents may also inquire from the Registrar s Office anytime. All records of attendance are kept in the Registrar s Office.

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VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

A. Minor Offenses
The following are considered minor offenses: 1. Possession and/or playing of all kinds of cards ( B2 ) 2. Posting, removing and tampering materials and notices without permission from the school authorities ( B 4 ) 3. Unauthorized use of electrical outlets ( B6 ) 4. Littering ( B7 ) 5. Disrupting or distracting classroom behavior ( B8) 6. Making unnecessary noise and playing along the corridors and staircases ( B8 ) 7. Loitering in corridors, offices, classrooms without classes and other unauthorized areas ( B8, B9 ) 8. Claiming exclusive use of certain school areas such as the front lobby or the cafeteria ( B9 ) 9. Misbehaving during the flag ceremony and other school sponsored activities like seminars, convocations, symposia and contests in school or off campus ( C5 ) 10. Wearing improper or incomplete uniform ( C3 ) 11. Using cellular phones during class ( A1, B1, B8) 12. Other offenses not included in the above but resulting in similar moral injuries or material damages

H. There is no assumption of privacy in the student s files stored within the school s infrastructure. The school reserves the right to examine any and all files stored within the system. I. The student is also expected to follow other rules and regulations in addition to these guidelines as set by the DOST, PSHS and other units within the campus specific to their jurisdiction. J. The following laptop areas and allowed devices should be observed: Laptop areas:
Classrooms and labs during class, subject to teacher s

approval Free lab and library during free time, subject to teacher's / librarian s approval Dormslibrary, Internet room, common area, study hall, subject to dormitory manager s approval Cafeteriathe coop will designate a specific area, subject to coop manager s approval Allowed devices: ( subject to approval by the teacher/ manager concerned )
Cell phones, Laptop in designated areas. Permission is required for all other electronic devices.

B. Major Offenses
The following are considered major offenses: 1. Unauthorized use of the name or seal of the PSHS or DOST ( C4 ) 2. Cheating during tests and in other course requirements ( A ) This category includes: a. Plagiarism b. Unauthorized possession, use, or distribution of notes and other prohibited materials during tests c. Copying or allowing another to copy one s test paper, report and similar course requirement

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V. ICT NETWORK USAGE AND SECURITY POLICY


( A dopted from DOST ICT Rules ) A. All Information and Communications Technology ( ICT ) facilities and resources of the school are valuable assets and must only be used to perform school-related duties or officially authorized activities. B. The authority and responsibility to install, upgrade or modify any hardware or software rests solely on the MIS Unit, unless authorized for a specific class activity, otherwise it will be considered as vandalism. C. Inserting foreign objects into any equipment in the laboratory shall be considered vandalism in accordance with the PSHS Code of Conduct. Defacing laboratory equipment or furniture shall likewise be considered as vandalism. D. Copying a computer file that contains another person s work and submitting it for one s own credit or using it as a model for one s own work, and/or submitting the shared file, or a modification thereof, as one s individual work, when the work is a collaborative work, or part of a larger project is considered cheating. E. Use of ICT resources for any activity unrelated or inappropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the scholar shall e prohibited at all times e.g. playing games or watching videos. F. Accessing, downloading, producing, disseminating or displaying material that could be considered offensive, pornographic, racially abusive, culturally insensitive or libelous in nature is prohibited. G. Students shall be given a login account to access their files on the servers. They are responsible for the password making sure it is kept secret, and for all the files found in their folder. The MIS or authorized personnel may delete files or softwares that are unauthorized or inappropriate. The student is responsible for keeping the size of his folder within the prescribed limit set by the MIS.

d. e. f. g.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Any form of communication during tests Fabricating results of any research or experimental data Direct or indirect participation in leakage of test questions Submission of requirements done by a professional or another person h. Other acts of cheating Giving false testimony ( A 2 ) Tampering with grades and other records or materials ( A3 ) Forgery or using forged signatures ( B1 ) Disrespect for school employees and visitors ( B1 ) Smoking ( B2 ) Gambling ( B2 ) Willful possession, use or distribution of alcoholic drinks ( B2 ) Possession, use or distribution ( giving or selling ) of unauthorized drugs and other dangerous substances ( B2 ) Possession or distribution and use of pornographic materials including those accessed through the internet ( B2) Indecent or scandalous behavior and intimate display of affection which includes but not limited to kissing, necking, petting and other similar acts ( B1, B2, B3 ) Bullying, extorting, threatening, intimidating, coercing or provoking others ( B1, B2, B5, B10 ) Fighting on campus and during off-campus activities ( B2, B10 ) Possession of deadly weapons like knuckles, guns, knives or other bladed and pointed instruments ( B2, B10 ) Reckless driving and practice driving on campus ( B2, B10 ) Setting off firecrackers and other explosives ( B2, B6, B10 ) Hazing or any form of initiation ( B2, B3 ) Abusive or obscene language ( Oral/Written ) ( B3 ) Membership in fraternities, sororities or other unauthorized organizations ( B4 ) Stealing on or off campus ( B 5 ) This includes failure to return lost property to its rightful owner or surrender the same to a school authority within the next working day.

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22. Vandalism on campus and of facilities used during off campus activities ( B5, B6 ) 23. Deliberately causing damage to the property of another ( B5, B6 ) 24. Any form of sexual harassment ( any action, verbal or non-verbal, that violates the dignity of a person of the same or opposite sex ) ( B1 ) 25. Leaving the school premises without a gatepass ( B2, B4, C4 ) 26. Entry of externs to dormitory rooms without permission from the dormitory manager ( B 2, B4 ) 27. Hacking/cracking of computer systems ( A3, B5) 28. Other offenses not included in the above but resulting in similar moral injuries or material damages

GRADUATING STUDENTS WITH DISCIPLINE CASES All disciplinary cases involving graduating students who are suspected of having committed a major offense shall be resolved before graduation. However, students with

unresolved cases will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony while discipline case proceedings are on-going. In such case, non-marching shall be viewed not as a sanction, but as part of due process.

EFFECTIVITY
The revised Code of Conduct shall take effect upon the approval of the Board of Trustees and its registration with the UP Law Center.

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Disciplinary actions aim at character formation and values education. These actions are taken to strengthen the students character training in school in support of their character training at home and to inculcate responsibility and accountability, respect for law and authority and a sense of justice and fairness in general. Sanctions will be meted out to students who committed offenses on or off campus, when wearing the PSHS uniform or when identified with the school. Commission of a major offense in the previous or current school year disqualifies a student from representing the school in a competition, holding office in an organization and receiving honors. A student can only be eligible for the model student and leadership awards if he/she has not committed any offense during his/her stay at the PSHS. This fact shall be verified from

CODE IMPLEMENTATION AND DISSEMINATION


1. The Scholar s Pledge shall be signed by enrollees and their parents during registration. Upper class students shall receive the Pledge Forms in March. The signed form is a registration requirement. 2. Each student shall receive a copy of the Code of Conduct during registration. The Code and related materials shall be taken up in the homeroom classes. Further discussion shall be held within the school year. All faculty members shall undergo an orientation on the Code and related materials. 3. The Student Alliance/Government shall assist in the implementation and the dissemination of the Code and related materials. 4. The school paper shall include the Code as a supplement in its first issue. 5. The Code shall be posted in every classroom and on each floor of the residence halls. 6. This Code of Conduct shall be subject to revision as the need arises.
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Accessory Sanctions 1. Character rating of N eeds Improvement shall be


given during the quarter when the offense was committed/ resolved. 2. Rendition of special tasks not exceeding 10 days shall be imposed. 3. Restitution in appropriate cases. 4. Confiscation in appropriate cases. The faculty and staff confiscating materials/ equipment shall issue a receipt. Confiscated materials shall be deposited at the Office of the Director and shall be disposed of as follows: a. Cards and toy guns shall be returned to the owners at the end of the school year. b. Cigarette and pornographic materials shall be burned. c. Materials like knives, knuckles, bladed and pointed instruments shall be returned to the parents. d. Prohibited materials like drugs and guns shall be turned over to appropriate government authorities.

A student shall not be given a certificate of good moral character for gross and willful violation of the Code of Conduct committed within the school year. Gross violations are obvious, glaring and flagrant violations while willful violations are acts which are deliberate and intentional in nature. Cheating automatically means a zero in the test/requirement. Mitigating/aggravating circumstances shall be considered in the imposition of sanctions.

I. Minor Offenses
A. Procedure for Minor Offenses 1. Anyone who witnesses or discovers the commission of a minor offense shall file a written Incident Report ( IR ) before the Discipline Officer preferably within three school days from the commission or discovery of the offense. 2. The Discipline Officer furnishes copies of the IR to the parents of the student involved and informs the parents that their child is being represented by a teacher/adviser. 3. The student named in the Incident Report, accompanied by the adviser or a teacher of his choice shall be given the chance to explain his side. This shall be done within three school days from receipt of the Incident Report. 4. The Discipline Officer imposes the sanction within two school days from the deliberation and evaluation of the case. 5. The Discipline Officer records the action taken and informs the parents for first and second offenses and calls the parents for a conference on the third offense and in multiple cases. 6. The Discipline Officer keeps a record of the Incident Report.

A principal sanction may be imposed with or without accessory sanctions.


Non-graduating students involved in disciplinary cases shall be placed under PROBATION based on the circumstances of each case and/ or number of offenses committed. Where suspension is no longer possible as in the case of graduating students, the sanction of rendition of special tasks shall be imposed.

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B. Sanctions for Minor Offenses First Offense: Oral reprimand Confiscation/Restitution in appropriate cases Written Apology Second and Written reprimand, copy furnished the parents Third Offense: through the Guidance Office Confiscation/Restitution in appropriate cases Writing apology/ reflection/ realization from the incident

The Director through the Discipline Officer, informs the student, his/ her parents/ guardians, advisers, subject teachers, CISD and SSD of the sanctions by providing each one a copy of the decision at least three ( 3 ) days before the sanction is served. The Director through the Discipline Officer, informs the home room adviser and the teachers concerned of the dates of suspension of a student. The Discipline Officer sees through the implementation of the decision. 5. Board of Trustees ( B OT ) Meeting The Board of Trustees ( B OT ) reviews the decision of the Executive Committee where the sanction imposed is termination of scholarship. Such power to review may be delegated by the BOT to the Executive Committee. The Director, through the Discipline Officer, disseminates the BOT decision to all parties concerned. The Discipline Officer sees through the implementation of the decision. B. Sanctions for Major Offenses The range of sanctions which shall be imposed depending upon mitigating and aggravating factors include the following:

Rendition of special tasks from 1-3 days

II. Major Offenses


A. Procedure for Major Offenses 1. Filing of the Incident Report Anyone who witnesses or discovers the commission of a major offense shall file an Incident Report before the Discipline Officer preferably within three school days from the commission or discovery of the offense. The Incident information: a. b. c. d. e.

Report shall contain the following

nature of the offense date and place where the offense was committed name ( s ) of the suspect ( s ) and witness ( es ) name of the complainant date of filing The Discipline Officer shall:

Principal Sanctions task, or

1. Written reprimand, or 2. Suspension ( not exceeding 10 days ) and rendition of A suspension is an unexcused absence. Offenders who are dormers shall be advised to leave the campus and serve the suspension either with his/her parents/guardian.

a. notify students involved and their parent ( s ) or guardian, witnesses, and their parents or guardians and their teachers and advisers of the date and place of the preliminary inquiry. b. conduct the Preliminary Inquiry within ten ( 10) school

days from receipt of the Incident Report.

3. Termination of scholarship

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2. Preliminary inquiry The Committee shall:

a. notify all parties involved. The notice to the student


involved including witnesses shall include the statement, Y ou may seek the help of a legal counsel/lawyer during

the meeting or you may waive this right in writing and in the presence of a counsel.

The Discipline Officer conduct the Preliminary Inquiry. The Preliminary Inquiry shall be conducted in the presence of the parent ( s ) or guardian of the student involved, to determine whether there is probable cause as to warrant the filing of a discipline case. The Discipline Officer takes either one of the following actions within three school days from the preliminary inquiry: a. If there is probable cause and there is no admission, refers the case to the Discipline Committee. b. If there is admission, calls for a conference with the parents. Upon acceptance of the validity of the admission by the parents, refers the case to the Discipline Committee for appropriate sanctions. c. If there is no probable cause, dismisses the case and submits a report to the Campus Director.

b. ascertain the facts and hear the evidence of the complainant/accused. c. gather and weigh pieces of evidences presented, both testimonial and documentary. The proceedings shall be taped/recorded. Parents and advisers shall be present during the proceedings. d. recommend sanctions and submit a report of its action to the Director copy furnished the Discipline Officer, stating clearly and distinctly the facts and the rules on which the sanction is based, within three ( 3 ) school days from its last meeting.

The Discipline Officer shall keep a record of the Discipline Committee Report.
4. Executive Council ( E C ) / Academic Council ( A C ) Meeting/MANCOM Meeting In this meeting, the EC/AC/MANCOM performs the following functions: a. Review the decision of the Discipline Committee b. Impose the appropriate sanctions When the penalty imposed is suspension, the decision of the EC/AC/MANCOM is final. However, if the sanction is termination of scholarship, the recommendation is elevated to the Board of Trustees, through the Executive Committee.

The Discipline Officer shall keep a record of the Preliminary Inquiry Report. Proceedings shall be taped and recorded.
3. Discipline Committee Meeting After the case is referred to the Discipline Committee ( D C ) , the latter meets within three school days. The DC, composed of a Chairperson and two members, who will be drawn from the faculty, shall be constituted by the Campus Director at the beginning of the school year. A member of the DC shall inhibit himself/herself from the proceedings when the student involved in a discipline case is his/her student or advisee during the current school year. The Campus Director shall then designate a replacement upon the recommendation of the Discipline Officer.

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